CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers


The four core elements of the CMS rule:

  1. Emergency Plan;
  2. Policies and Procedures;
  3. Communication Plan; and
  4. Training and Testing

Selected General Resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule

CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Crosswalk (Version 2 Updated 4/17/2017)

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Interpretive Guidance (Released 6/5/2017)

CMS EP Rule Training & Testing Memo (Published 3/24/2017)

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Implications for Integrated Health Systems (3/27/2018)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment CMS EP Rule Briefs

Provider- and Supplier-Specific Resources

Ambulatory Care and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Dialysis Centers


Long-Term Care Facilities

Provider and Supplier Types Covered by the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

In the Event of Real Emergency or Disaster Events, Contact CDPH PHEOC.
P: 312-742-7921