Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS posted QSO-21-15-ALL today (March 26, 2021).

This QSO is 113-pages in length.

“In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE), CMS is expanding the Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines to further expand on best practices, lessons learned, and planning considerations for EIDs.”

This update is effective immediately.

Note that on pages 4 and 6 of the PDF, you will not find a Rev. date (red ink) – this is an advance copy, according to the Transmittal that immediately precedes the Appendix Z.  There’s a lot of red ink within Appendix Z.  That red ink verbiage showcases the changes/updates.

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