Posted on Jul 19, 2019

Manchester Specialty Programs

Revisiting Disaster Preparedness Plans with Home Health Care & Hospice Agencies | Home health care and hospice agencies continue to struggle with the development of disaster preparedness plans that will not only be in compliance, but also effective and realistic during an event, according to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). In fact, NAHC cites that one of the top five deficiencies for home health care and hospice is ‘maintaining and updating their agency disaster plan.’ In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this year issued new interpretive guidelines for its emergency preparedness requirements, which were initially released in late 2016 with compliance and implementation required by November 2017.
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