Thursday, June 15, 2017

Interpretive Guidance Available for Emergency Preparedness Requirements

An "advanced copy" of the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers is available on the CMS website here

The interpretive guidance will be incorporated into the State Operations Manual (SOM) under Appendix Z and applies to all 17 provider and supplier types. Since the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) and requirements apply across providers and suppliers only vary slightly, CMS has compiled the requirements under one appendix. 

Note: The final version of the guidance should be incorporated within the online SOM in about a week or two. The final SOM version is the final policy. 

If you have any questions, please contact, or 303-692-2819.