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..."