Emergency preparedness plan

I know the new Medicare COPs deadline has been pushed up. But what about the emergency preparedness plan? When are home health agencies required to have this in place?


  • Have they been pushed up or pushed back?
  • The Emergency Preparedness rule finalized November 16, 2016 has not been delayed. The rule is effective November 16, 2017.

    According to our state association, further guidance from CMS is anticipated sometime in late May.

    VNAA hosted a 20-minute webinar about the new rule in December, which can be accessed here: http://www.vnaa.org/comments-on-proposed-regs

    Jennifer Stark, RHIA
    Health Information & Compliance Coordinator
    Home Care & Hospice

    220 North 6th Ave. East | Duluth, MN 55805
    Phone: 218.249.6147 | Fax: 218.249.6166
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