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CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule 

On September 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes To Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care Final Rule (84 FR 51732) which revised the requirements for emergency preparedness.

Updated 9/30/19 Final Rule

COVID-19 Resources

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Disaster Planning

Emergency preparedness is key for hemodialysis facilities. From winter storms to hurricanes, hazards of all types can jeopardize the health and safety of dialysis patients and the ability of dialysis facilities to operate. Use these emergency management plans.

Community Partners

Collaboration between dialysis facilities and their local emergency management agency isn't just a Condition for Coverage, it's a best practice to ensure emergency management knows and understands the needs of the kidney community in your area. You can use these resources to conduct a disaster drill so that both dialysis providers and emergency management officials are ready to respond in a disaster.

ESRD Networks

Learn more about how KCER can support ESRD Networks.