On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. The purpose of the rule is to ensure providers have adequate plans in place for natural and man-made disasters, and to promote coordination with federal, state, county, and local emergency preparedness systems.
The core elements of the rule include risk assessment and emergency planning, a communication plan, policies and procedures, and training.
Additional information may be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Emergency-Prep-Rule.html and at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Downloads/EP-Rule-Table-Provider-Type.pdf
Please contact Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance at MMAC.General@dss.mo.gov with any questions.