EPP Plans for Long Term Care Requires a Customized Approach

On September 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Federal Register published the final rule “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.” The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. Hospitals and nursing homes must comply and implement all regulations one (1) year after the effective date, on November 15, 2017.

EPP for Long Term Care

We provide organization plans to ensure that your EPP addresses current best practices, takes into account the available resources of the facility, and meets regulatory and licensure requirements.  This includes the four (4) Core Elements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for CMS:

  1. Annual Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning
  2. Communication Plan
  3. Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures that must be maintained and, at a minimum, reviewed annually
  4. Training and Testing, complying with Federal and State regulation

Customizable Plans

A customizable plan for Long Term Care Facilities (electronically, with guidance tools) that includes the following:

  • EPP Management Plan
  • Communications Plan
  • Procedures applicable to all hazard responses
  • Incident Command System
  • Full Building Evacuation Plan
  • Emergency Lists
  • Continuity of Operations and Recovery Plan