Live In Person Seminars

Crisis and Disaster Management - CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements


, Columbus/Westerville , Ohio

Crisis & Disaster Management - CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements
June 1, 2023
5 CEs

Our profession has and is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime event responding to COVID-19 Pandemic. Beginning more than an 18 months ago our facilities have responded to a highly transmissible deadly virus emergency which forced us to significantly alter our core business practices and services we deliver daily.

CMS expects long term care facilities to be prepared for emergencies with a set of comprehensive regulations, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule (81 FR 63860, Sept. 16, 2016).

Earlier this year CMS posted a QSO Notice updating Appendix Z that outlines emergency preparedness requirements. The new guidance adds significantly to CMS expectations, relating to Emerging Infectious Disease outbreaks, evacuation and shelter-in-place, use of emergency generators, alternate care sites facility risk assessment and strengthen their training and exercise regime.

This program will explore the CMS requirements and guidance to surveyors (Appendix Z) including a recommended policies and templates to meeting the comprehensive standards. Kenneth Daily will review the requirements for established by CMS and review the critical components of a facility?s Emergency Preparedness plan. Facility leadership is critical in developing and deploying effective and innovative multi-disciplinary disaster response to ensure reducing losses, protecting lives and a quicker recovery.

Remember it's all about being ready and are you and your facility?

1. Review the CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers

2. Review CMS Appendix Z emergency preparedness guidance to surveyors

3. Discuss disaster mitigation actions that can either prevent the occurrence of a disaster or reduce the severity of its effects. Mitigation activities include the way structures are built and maintained, policies, procedures and training/education on disaster prevention strategies.

4. Review completing a hazard vulnerability analysis tool and how to develop a facility policy based on facility priorities.

8:30 a.m. Check In & Coffee
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included)
12:45 p.m. Program resumes
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Location --

Quest Conference Center
9200 Worthington Road,4th floor, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the Conference Center. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.

Kenneth Daily is President of Elder Care Systems Group, and President of a national long term care consulting firm specializing in quality improvement, regulatory compliance, and education. A licensed NH administrator, Mr. Daily has been involved with working with facilities developing and implementing emergency preparedness plans for more than decade. He is a member of the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees and chairman of the OHCA's Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee as well as a former member of the AHCA Disaster Committee and current member of AHCA's the Life Safety Committee and the NFPA's Healthcare Section. Mr. Daily has lectured nationwide on ways to improve the service and integrity of long term care. He is an author of numerous articles and professional guides.

Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for nursing home administrators (Ohio BELTSS) and nurses.

Certificate of Attendance awarded on completion to all participants.
$164 (early)
$194 (regular May 25 and after

$ 214 (early)
$ 254 (regular MMay 25 and after)

With Support from OHCA Champion Partners