REGULATORY REVIEW: Evolution of Emergency Preparedness Requirements


Evolution of Emergency Preparedness Requirements

ASC compliance after the COVID-19 PHE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects healthcare facilities to be prepared for emergency situations. While most emergencies, like tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, are local, for the past three-plus years, our entire national healthcare community has been living under a state of emergency. With the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) last May, now is a good time for facilities to take stock of CMS’ emergency preparedness requirements, analyze how their emergency plans were executed during the PHE and identify opportunities for improvement.

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