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Medicare- and Medicaid-participating health care facilities and suppliers can view these resources to stay up-to-date on the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on emergency preparedness.

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Hospital Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Training overview of implementation of the CDC comprehensive preparedness checklist for COVID-19, particularly in rural settings
Video    Date Added: 06/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2022 3:42PM  
Emergency Preparedness Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating health care providers and suppliers in March 2021. Download this two-page document to learn about the specific requirements for your health care facility.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/12/2021    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:18PM  
CMS Releases Updated Emergency Preparedness Guidance
Download this fact sheet from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to read more about updated emergency preparedness guidance for health care facilities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/12/2021    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:16PM  
National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network Project
This national network of clinical care teams can provide expert medical advice and COVID surge support using network enabled mobile devices. Critical care experts from around the country can assist with e-consults, remote home monitoring, relief coverage, tiered staffing, and specialty services. Applications for such assistance are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2022 11:15AM  
Steps for Clinicians to Order Medication to Treat Monkeypox
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to make it easier for U.S. health care providers to request TPOXX (also called tecovirimat), an antiviral drug that can be used under special circumstances to treat patients with monkeypox. The CDC recently posted information clarifying the current TPOXX ordering process.
Web link    Date Added: 07/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2022 2:24PM  
CMS Flexibilities to Address Public Health Emergencies
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is assessing its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health care system is prepared for addressing future emergencies. Visit the CMS website for details of what CMS calls "a cross-cutting initiative" to streamline the process used to reestablish health and safety standards. CMS will identify barriers and opportunities for improvement using a health equity lens.
Web link    Date Added: 09/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 9:35AM  
Maine Critical Access Integrated Paramedics
With the nearest hospital more than an hour away, the local community health center in rural Jackman, Maine struggled to offer 24/7 care thanks to staffing and budgetary challenges. To help, Penobscot Community Health Care and other stakeholders created a new program that allows paramedics to staff the clinic and provide care after-hours and on weekends.
Web link    Date Added: 09/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 9:52AM