Complying With the New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule for Medicare and Medicaid Providers and Suppliers
Navigating Requirements for Risk Assessment, Communication, Training and More for Participation in Medicare and Medicaid
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (in 7 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST
This CLE webinar will provide counsel to Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers with guidance on the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness regulations. The panel will outline compliance strategies for the current regulatory environment.
The CMS released its long-awaited final rule establishing emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure they are able to meet patient and resident needs during emergency situations. The regulation went into effect on Nov. 16, 2016, and Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers must comply with the new regulations by Nov. 16, 2017.
The new rule is sweeping and requires providers and suppliers to use an “all-hazards” approach when conducting a risk assessment to develop an emergency plan. Providers must develop and implement policies and procedures to successfully execute their plan and address risks identified in the assessment. They must also establish a plan to communicate and coordinate patient care within and outside the facility.
Attorneys advising healthcare providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs must fully understand the scope and complexity of the revisions to ensure clients are in full compliance.
Listen as our authoritative panel examines the new regulations, identifying key provisions and important changes. The panel will analyze who will be impacted—and how—and the implications for participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The panel will also provide steps for counsel and their clients to comply with the new regulations.
- Overview of the emergency preparedness regulations
- Impact of the new regs and implications for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs
- What providers and counsel need to do to ensure compliance
- Strategies to ensure compliance and mitigate risk of liability
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How does the rule address the differences between healthcare providers and suppliers and address the needs of patients, residents, etc.?
- What impact will the emergency preparedness rule have on participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs?
- What must healthcare providers and suppliers do now to ensure compliance with the new rule?
Jackie Gatz, Vice President, Grant Management and Safety
Missouri Hospital Association,
Jefferson City, Mo.
Ms. Gatz is responsible for the oversight and strategic operations of a subcontract for the federal Hospital Preparedness Program. She leads several initiatives to increase hospital surge capacity while developing a sustainable program to ensure continuity of safe and quality healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to providing technical assistance to Missouri hospitals and facilitating the development and operation of five nonurban healthcare coalitions – regional collaboratives for emergency preparedness and response coordination. Ms. Gatz serves on the executive committee for the American Hospital Association’s Emergency Readiness Group and is the staff liaison for the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineers.
Steven D. (Steve) Gravely, Partner
Mr. Gravely focuses his practice in the areas of health law and disaster preparedness and response issues for critical infrastructure industries. He has represented hospitals and other healthcare providers for over 20 years in full spectrum of healthcare legal issues. Mr. Gravely is a frequent author and lecturer on emergency preparedness in the healthcare industry.
Ted Lotchin, Partner
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Mr. Lotchin counsels a broad range of clients, including hospitals and academic medical centers, physician practices, ambulatory service providers, and pharmaceutical companies on regulatory and transactional matters, as well as on False Claims Act litigation. He has extensive experience representing healthcare companies on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues, the Stark law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs.
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