Volume 05 | August 5 2019
Your Monthly News & Updates
Find out about the latest Emergency Preparedness events, conferences, and webinars happening this month. Does your facility take Medicare or Medicaid? Our latest Coaching program has you covered for your next survey.
Why the Regulation Benefits You
Did you know that...

  • If you've activated your Emergency Operations Plan twice in the last year, it can count towards both of your exercise requirements
  • You now have to address Infectious Disease Response Plans in your Emergency Operations Plan

If you're interested in learning how to make these activation's count or how to write an Infectious Disease Response Plan

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New Article
Quotes from an interview with Nora O'Brien, CEO of Connect Consulting Services, by author Nina Youngstrom from HCCA.

"When surveyors evaluate compliance with the CMS emergency preparedness regulation, they evaluate how well health care organizations would respond in a real disaster, not just on paper. So far, so good, according to CMS. As of Sept. 30, 2018, 78% of providers surveyed met the emergency preparedness requirements in the Medicare conditions of participation, with only 4% of hospitals cited for deficiencies, although nursing homes didn’t fare as well, with 22% of nursing homes tagged. But they also face a new challenge..."

Upcoming Webinars
In this FREE webinar, join Nora O’Brien, CEO of a national emergency management and business continuity consulting firm, as she shares case studies and strategies of CMS providers who have worked to develop a robust CMS Emergency Preparedness compliance programs. This live 1-hour webinar will provide you with....
Implement your CMS Training and Exercises
Wednesday August 28th, 2019
@ 10 AM PDT/ 1 PM EDT

In 2018, nearly 20 million people participated in the  Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill  (www.ShakeOut.org)  across the U.S., including more than 400,000 healthcare sector participants in hospitals, clinics, and other facilities.  

This   FREE WEBINAR , cohosted by the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and Connect Consulting Services,
will show how to incorporate the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills into your CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance training and exercise program.
Services Spotlight
Need a Trainer or Speaker at your next event?

Emergency Operations Planning

(Tabletop & Full Scale)

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act 2019: What does that mean for my agency?
Purpose: To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application, and for other purposes.
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