CMS Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercise Requirements amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Published: 10/05/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for Emergency Preparedness require specific testing exercises be conducted to validate the facility’s emergency program. During or after an actual emergency, the regulations allow for an exemption to the testing requirements based on real world actions taken by providers and suppliers. If a provider experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of their emergency plan, inpatient and outpatient provid

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