Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Homecare Providers
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About the WebinarIn collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), MNCHA is hosting a webinar covering the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements final rule (referred to as the CMS EP Rule) established national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers.
CMS and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, & Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) partner to provide technical assistance, and share resources and promising practices to help affected providers and suppliers start or update the documents mandated by the new CMS EP Rule. During this webinar, the ASPR TRACIE team will provide an overview of the CMS EP Rule, how the rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements and helps with planning and coordination across facilities and suppliers, and describe what ASPR TRACIE resources are available to help prepare for and comply with the rule.
Please note: ASPR TRACIE is not able to answer questions related to compliance, interpretation of the regulations, or about how your specific facility will be assessed. Those questions can be directed to the CMS Survey and Certification Group at SCGEmergencyPrep@cms.hhs.gov.
About the Speaker
Ms. Brannman has extensive experience conducting independent evaluations and assessments of government healthcare policies and programs. She has worked on health issues for the Navy and Department of Defense (DOD) healthcare systems, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She is an established healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience, within both strategic and operational settings. In addition, she is an experienced personnel-planning analyst, with an extensive understanding of personnel and training systems. Ms. Brannman currently serves as a Senior Management Analyst within HHS/ASPR. She is the ASPR Director for TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, & Information Exchange) and works on interagency Crisis Standards of Care and healthcare system stress efforts.
Meghan Treber, MS
Ms. Treber has over 23 years of experience in Emergency Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response and Emergency Management. As a first responder, she has served as a departmental Emergency Medical Services Chief, Station Commander, Line Officer, and practicing paramedic. Ms. Treber has worked in Federal public health emergency preparedness as a consultant and federal employee. Following her federal service, Ms. Treber held numerous senior leadership positions for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness. Ms. Treber is currently a Principal for Public Health Preparedness Practice at ICF and serves as the ICF Project Director for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, & Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE).