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Who, What, Where of New Medicare, Medicaid Emergency Prep Requirements
Best Western Premier - The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E. Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Event

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Member: $280
Non-Member: $560

Hotel Room Block Information:
Rate: $109.95 per night
Reference: Pennsylvania Homecare Association
Cut-off Date: 5/21/2017


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Last September, CMS issued the final rule establishing national emergency preparedness requirements for 17 Medicare and Medicaid providers including homecare, hospice and PACE programs, making it a historical first-ever national emergency preparedness requirement. This regulation, which requires providers to plan adequately for natural and manmade disasters with a specific focus on patients and employees is comprehensive, has a significant cost and is time intensive.

This interactive workshop, led by national emergency preparedness expert Barbara Citarella, MD, RN, President of RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants, will assist agencies in understanding the four major components of this regulation: planning, operationalizing policies and procedures, communication, and conducting/testing a training program of the plan.

The entire plan must be built on a hazard vulnerability assessment platform using an all hazards approach. In addition, planning and communication should include a collaborative partnership with a health care coalition.

 At the end of the program attendees will be able to:

1. Conduct a risk assessment (hazard vulnerability assessment)

2. Describe home care and hospice’s role in local healthcare coalitions

3. List key components of a continuity of operations plan

4. Define surge capacity, patient classification, and patient transportation levels

5. Identify key areas of/her disaster plan that require revision or enhancement.

This workshop is appropriate for home health and hospice agencies, which are included in the regulation, as well as homecare agencies.

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Cancellation Policy: PHA will provide a credit in place of any cancelled session, event or product that has been paid for in advance. The credit may go toward any session, event or product to be used within a one-year period from the date of cancellation. The amount of the credit will be minus 25% of the cost of the original purchase price. No credit will be given for no-shows or for cancellations within three weeks of the session.