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Preparing Your Healthcare Facility for All Hazards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​05 April 2017

15:00 –​ 16:30 ET
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​​​In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published CMS-3178: The Final Rule for Healthcare Emergency Preparedness.

If healthcare facilities do not comply by NOVEMBER 15, 2017, they risk not receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements in December!

The regulation aims to:
  • Establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements across provider and supplier networks,
  • Establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters, and
  • Increase patient safety during emergencies.

Hurricane Katrina, where dozens of hospital and eldercare home patients died, Superstorm Sandy, where countless hospital "backup systems" were flooded or found insufficient for the need, the Anthrax scare and the H1N1 epidemic were the catalysts for this rule.

Each facility must have in place:

  • Risk Assessment and Planning Document - Each individual facility must (internally or externally) perform a Risk Assessment to identify the areas that do not yet comply with the Final Rule.
  • Policies and Procedures - The Risk Assessment should be the foundation for an emergency plan using an all-hazards approach.  The plan must focus on capabilities that are critical for a full spectrum of emergencies and/or disaster-specific to the respective location(s).
  • Communications Plan - A communications plan to ensure patient care is well-coordinated within the facility, across healthcare providers, and with state and local public health departments and emergency systems must be in place.
  • Training and Testing Plan - Training and testing programs, including initial and annual re-training, drills and exercises (full-participation and tabletop) for an actual incident that tests the Emergency Preparedness Plan as well as the staff's ability to work together to accomplish exercise goals must be designed.

Who does this effect? This applies to seventeen Medicare and Medicaid provider sectors, ranging from Home Healthcare workers to major cancer treatment centers, medical laboratories - and everything in between.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the underlying reasoning for the development of this rule
  • Learn the steps necessary to conduct a certified assessment
  • Determine the depth of detail necessary to develop a workable plan for all types of facilities
  • Discover how to prepare a training and annual re-training program that conforms with the new Rule


Ron Lander, CPP, CMAS, CHEPS, PSM is the Chief Specialist at Ultrasafe Security Solutions of Norco, Ca. He is a member of ASIS-International, IAHSS, ESA, CAA, WBFAA and AFIO. Ron is certified by the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) as a Healthcare Emergency Planning Specialist and a member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council and was recently an ASIS Council Vice President for six years.  He is also Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Security Management Services International, Inc. (SMSI Inc.).

James Keith Flannigan, Ph.D., CMAS, is Executive Director of a Crisis Management agency specializing in Risk Management, Counter Terrorism, Communication and Information security. Dr. Flannigan is a Certified Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Specialist (CHEPS) who recently designed risk management and CMS compliance programs for Health Care Facilities to include All-Hazard, Physical and Computer Security programs. He conducts Compliance and Penetration testing for Government and Client Firms. Dr. Flannigan has spent the past year researching and developing the compliance criteria for healthcare facilities to insure compliance with the new mandatory Federal Register final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.

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