The Impending Storm: The New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

This event took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  To access a copy of the recording, please continue registration below.

The implementation date for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule is only a few months away! Affected provider types, including community health centers (CHC), must meet all of the applicable requirements of the rule by November 16, 2017.  This includes conducting an all-hazards risk assessment to inform the development of an emergency preparedness plan, developing and implementing emergency preparedness policies and procedures, establishing a communications plan, and maintaining a comprehensive training and testing program.  Many CHCs have expressed concerns over the additional burden these new regulations place on them, in particular, the training and testing component of the rule.        

Join us for a one-hour informative and engaging webinar on the training and testing component of the new EP rule, specifically as it relates to Rural Health Centers (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC Look-Alikes).  Speakers will briefly review the overall components of the rule, delve into the testing and training requirement, share best practices health centers can use in becoming compliant and equip attendees with useful resources that can be directly applied towards satisfying this portion of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. 


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the training and testing portion of the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule as the requirement currently stands (pending clarifications released in the new Interpretive Guidelines)
  • Have access to training and exercise resources such as online trainings, curriculums, toolkits, videos, templates, and guidelines that are free of charge and can be directly applied towards satisfying CMS requirements
  • Understand the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and its associated terminology for training and exercises
  • Recognize examples of successful training and exercise programs at other clinics facing similar challenges and feel empowered to adapt similar programs for their own facilities


  • Christopher Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP, CHCM-SEC, Associate, Constant and Associates, Inc.
  • Ashley Slight, MPH, Associate, Constant and Associates, Inc.


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5/16/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Via Citrix GoToWebinar UNITED STATES

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