CMS Finalizes Rule to Bolster Emergency Preparedness of Facilities Participating in Medicare & Medicaid

On September 8 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] finalized a rule creating emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, aims to improve patient safety and establish coordinated responses to natural and man-made disasters. The…