K&L Gates Triage: Emergency Preparedness and Response in Long Term Care

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This is the first episode in a three-part series on emergency preparedness and response in long-term care. Recent hurricanes affecting the United States have brought to light the importance of health care providers devising a plan to safeguard human resources, maintain business continuity, and protect physical resources in an emergency. Providers participating in the Medicare program are required to satisfy seventeen specific categories of emergency preparedness, which will take effect this November 15, 2017. Under these new See more +
This is the first episode in a three-part series on emergency preparedness and response in long-term care. Recent hurricanes affecting the United States have brought to light the importance of health care providers devising a plan to safeguard human resources, maintain business continuity, and protect physical resources in an emergency. Providers participating in the Medicare program are required to satisfy seventeen specific categories of emergency preparedness, which will take effect this November 15, 2017. Under these new requirements, providers must hold two testing exercises of the emergency preparedness plan on an annual basis.

Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short, five to ten minute podcasts. Catch-up on past episodes by visiting our Triage program page (http://healthcare-triage.klgates-media.libsynpro.com) or subscribe to Triage via your favorite podcast app to have our episodes delivered directly to you as they become available. See less -

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