Writing and Updating Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

Date/Time: 10/02/2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Provider: FHPCA

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

9:00 am – 10:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Is your agency ready for CMS’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for emergency preparedness?  What four major content sections must be included in your emergency preparedness plan?  Have you participated in a tabletop demonstration and a full community emergency drill to test your plan’s effectiveness?  Do you know which disasters require preparation and are risk assessments being completed?  If not, what is your strategy to write, test, and update your plan?

This webinar will address the CoPs and four content sections required for an emergency preparedness plan.  You will learn how and what to write and communicate, what training is needed, and what to test.  A tabletop demonstration and an example of a full community drill will be included.


  • CMS’s four major content sections required for an agency emergency preparedness plan
  • How to complete a risk assessment and plan
  • Writing an emergency preparedness plan
  • How to participate in a tabletop demonstration and full community disaster drill to test your plan’s effectiveness
  • Identify potential plan downfalls that require updates
    • CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Toolkit:  Hospice
    • NAHC Home Health Agency Emergency Preparedness Plan and patient tracking template
    • Hospice model emergency plan template
    • Home care and hospice emergency preparedness guide (including hazards)
    • Emergency preparedness PHI disclosure flow sheet
  • Links to resources to help with your emergency preparedness plan


This informative session is intended for all executive and agency leadership team members, including CEOs, administrators, DOPCSs, clinical supervisors and managers, intake/referral staff, case management, clinical leadership, clinical liaisons, regulatory/compliance/QA staff, educators, IT personnel, clergy, and medical directors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

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Ahearn Advisement Partners

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