Speaker: Patrick Dunn, Cushnoc Resiliency Advisers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final ruling 2016 (CMS Part 483.73) which directly imposes Emergency Preparedness Rules for long-term care facilities. This ruling in essence requires every long-term care facility that receives funding from Medicare and Medicaid funding to have Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to ensure resident safety and the ability to continue operations in the event of a Natural Disaster, long-term technology outages, terrorism, pandemics and more.
The creation of a COOP plan is indeed daunting but not impossible. The COOP plan is the foundation for your facilities outage in the event of a true local or regional emergency. This presentation will cover the basics of a plan and the requirement components as defined by CMS.
Whether you are testing for the first time or are a seasoned veteran in Disaster Recovery Testing, if you don’t follow a
standard methodology in your preparation, communications, documentation (pre-test, during test and post-test) your results may be flawed. This seminar will help you understand DR Testing best practices to ensure that your stakeholders (internal and external) will understand the results and also comply with audit and regulatory requirements.