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Emergency Preparedness- Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
Memorandum Summary (CMS)
- Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers: On September 16, 2016, the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers(Emergency Preparedness Rule) final rule was published in the Federal Register.
- Health care providers and suppliers affected by the rule were required comply and implement all regulations by November 15, 2017.
- We are updating Appendix Z of the SOM to reflect changes to add emerging infectious diseases to the definition of all-hazards approach, new Home Health Agency (HHA) citations and clarifications under alternate source power and emergency standby systems.
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