Emergency Preparedness Training / Testing Requirements: What You Need to Know

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - July 12, 2017

By Nov. 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects Medicare- and/or Medicaid-certified nursing homes to be able to demonstrate in survey that they have completed all training and testing requirements in the Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule, said agency officials during the April 27 Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call. Those requirements include the completion of two exercises. (Access the slide presentation, call transcript, and audio recording here.)