May 18, 2018

Planning eases compliance with CMS emergency preparedness rules

By: Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BSJ, RN

As of November of 2017, healthcare providers—including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)—receiving reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were expected to comply with the 2016 Emergency Preparedness Requirements. And as with most government regulations, there are multiple pages of instructions to dissect and understand to satisfy the requirements.

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