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Keys for Preparing to Meet the CMS Final Rule on Disaster Preparedness

Written by Mark H. Johnson, MHA, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Senior Director, Iatric Systems | @

For Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers, the CMS Final Rule on Disaster Preparedness has been published. This 17-page document, plus its hundreds of pages of comments, spells out all the requirements for disaster preparedness — and you need to comply to receive your reimbursements.

Generally, the rule requires providers to show they are ready to ensure that patients continue to receive high-quality care even if their facility is hit with any kind of disaster, including the major storms and floods this country has experienced this year, such as Hurricane Matthew.

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET, I’ll present a webinar to help you learn how to be prepared for the Final Rule and its emergency preparedness requirements.

I’ll cover the four important steps to achieving compliant disaster recovery preparedness. I’ll also show a demonstration of a cloud-based solution that gives caregivers access to patient data, even when your servers are down.

I hope you can join me!

Click here to register for this presentation.

Topics: CMS, Disaster Preparedness

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