Preparedness Month 2017

September is Preparedness Month!

ASCs are expected to comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local emergency preparedness requirements. Each facility must establish and maintain an emergency preparedness program that meets the requirements of the Medicare Conditions for Coverage (416.54).

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. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule, including ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017. Click here for FAQs regarding the new rule.


You Have the Power to Prepare

Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations (national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations) will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action.

This year, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response will focus on four important topics: READY… STEADY… SHOW… GO!

Week 1: READY…Build a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

Week 2: STEADY…Review your plans and update your kit.

Week 3: SHOW… Inspire others to prepare.

Week 4: GO! Take immediate action to save lives.

Get involved

Follow along at the Public Health Matters Blog and follow CDC on Social Media

Source: CDC


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