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Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Hospice: Are You in Compliance?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00pm to Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 4:30pm Webinar/Teleconference
Compliance with the Emergency Preparedness Regulation Guidance is not just mandatory, it’s good sense. The lives of your patients, staff, and business depend on having a well-thought-out, detailed emergency plan. Considering the recent range of disasters to strike our country, it is more important than ever to prepare using an all-hazards approach. The November 16, 2016, CMS emergency preparedness rules were sweeping and intense, requiring affected healthcare providers and suppliers to comply and implement all regulations within one year. As of November 17, 2017, surveyors are using the new requirements to evaluate compliance. Noncomplying providers and suppliers will be cited and required to follow standard procedures for correcting deficiencies.


This webinar will review the requirements for home care and hospice, offer tools to crosscheck provider plans, and facilitate a mini tabletop drill for participants.  Providers that submit an after-action report will receive a certificate of completion.


  • Regulation requirements
  • Core elements, including risk analysis, policies and procedures, and communication plan
  • Training and testing program provisions
  • Mini drill to assess organization readiness
    • Survey & Certification Emergency Preparedness Checklist
    • Survey & Certification After-Action Report/Plan for Improvement
    • Interpretive Guidelines
    • CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Overview
    • Tabletop Exercise Template


This informative session is designed for administrators, key nurses, and operations staff (including IT) responsible for emergency planning, response, and recovery.

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Alexis Silver, MBA
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