Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM): CMS Memo QSO-21-15-ALL (4/21)

By CMS - April 02, 2021

Memo # QSO-21-15-ALL

Posting Date 2021-03-26

Fiscal Year 2021

Summary

Burden Reduction Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing interpretive guidelines and updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) as a result of the revisions of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CoPs) (CMS 3346-F) Final Rule.

Expanded Guidance related to Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs): CMS is also providing additional guidance based on best practices, lessons learned and general recommendations for planning and preparedness for EID outbreaks.