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Emergency Preparedness Requirements
New Interpretive Guidelines 2019

4-Part Webinar Series
Presented by Barbara Citarella, RN, MS

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Agencies continue to struggle with the development of a disaster preparedness plan that will not only be in compliance, but realistic in an event. Areas of weaknesses in the process have been identified by CMS and accrediting bodies. On top of that, there were changes made to regulations at the end of 2018 and appeared in the 2019 interpretive guidelines. This series of one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: an overview of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.

This series is for all community-based, home care, hospice, and Medicare-certified home health agencies. 


Through attendance in this web series, participants will increase their understanding of the newly updated federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and become knowledgeable in how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their own specific agencies. Enhance disaster plan development for all community based agencies. 


The following is planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early.

Part 1: Overview of the Regulations 

June 4, 2019 10:00-11:00am PST

Including Lessons Learned, Home Health and Hospice's Role in an Event, All-Hazards Approach, Regulatory changes since 2018 and survey findings from the first year under the disaster preparedness CoPs.

Part 2: Starting and Building the Plan

June 11, 2019 10:00-11:00am PST

Including Four Phases of Emergency Management, Incident Command System, and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Infection control and prevention, Continuity of Operations (Defining Essential Function, Success Planning, Human Resources, Alternate Location, Defining Patient Populations, and Data Management)

Part 3: Development of Policies and Procedures

June 18, 2019 10:00-11:00am PST

Patient Classification Systems, Transportation Classifications, Surge Capacity, HIPAA/IT, Tracking Patients and Staff, and Roles and Definitions, Organizing the Plan.

Part 4: Communication/Testing and Training

June 25, 2019 10:00-11:00am PST

Health Care Coalition; Specific Hospice Requirements; MOUs; Government Emergency Telecommunications System; Collaborative Relationships with Local, State, Federal, and Indian Tribe Nations; Annual/Orientation Requirements, Documentation of Training, Types of Exercises (Tabletop, Functional, Full-scale), After Action Report, Revising and Updating the Plan.


OAHC Members receive a $200 discount when using the promo code: RBCEDP during checkout.

Member Rate: $399 
Non-Member Rate: $599
*Registration fees include all four webinars and access to the recordings. 


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