Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Training Open to Home Health & Hospice

2018-06-01T01:37:00+00:00October 20, 2017|News|

Home health and hospice providers have until November 15, 2017 to implement and be in full compliance with the new emergency preparedness requirements. Now is the time for agencies to get ready with HEALTHCAREfirst's emergency preparedness training courses! CMS has developed an Emergency Preparedness Training: Basic Surveyor Course to train surveyors on what to look

Hospice Emergency Preparedness: A Guide to Success

2017-12-19T02:22:05+00:00September 26, 2017|News|

Beginning on November 15, 2017, hospice agencies must be prepared to demonstrate compliance with the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule. CMS is releasing a new Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) that contains the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the final rule. An advance copy can be

Home Health Emergency Preparedness: A Guide to Site Survey Success

2017-12-19T02:27:52+00:00August 30, 2017|News|

Beginning on November 15, 2017, home health agencies must be prepared to demonstrate compliance with the home health emergency preparedness condition of participation (CoP). When evaluating for compliance with the CoP requirements, surveyors will follow the standard survey protocols during initial, revalidation, recertification, and complaint surveys. CMS’ goal in enforcement of these requirements is to ensure that Medicare

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records

2018-06-16T03:04:53+00:00May 3, 2017|News|

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records To help you prepare for the new Home Health CoPs, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the