Health Care Industry


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.  This final rule requires Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to meet the following four common and well known industry best practice standards.

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1. Emergency plan: Based on a risk assessment, develop an emergency plan using an all-hazards approach focusing on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters specific to the location of a provider or supplier.

2. Policies and procedures: Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the plan and risk assessment.

3. Communication plan: Develop and maintain a communication plan that complies with both Federal and State law. Patient care must be well-coordinated within the facility, across health care providers, and with State and local public health departments and emergency systems.

4. Training and testing program: Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial and annual trainings, and conduct drills and exercises or participate in an actual incident that tests the plan.

Maverick Emergency Management can provide as much, or as little assistance as is needed to help you comply the CMS regulations.  

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  • No Cost/No obligation plan review.

  • Risk assessment.

  • Plan creation or update.

  • Training for employee in emergency preparedenes.

  • Required exercises that are compliant with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. (HSEEP)

Not a CMS regulated facility?  Best practices for Assisted living, senior housing and other medical offices is to have an emergency plan and provide training to employees.