Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs, in partnership with the CMS Center for Clinical Standards & Quality (CCSQ), is holding an All Tribes Listening Session on Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time to obtain information and feedback from Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal and Urban health care providers and emergency response staff on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers.
The input and lessons-learned from this All Tribes Listening Session will be used to evaluate CMS regulations regarding emergency preparedness for certain health care providers. CMS is especially interested in hearing input on these questions:
- How has the extended duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency affected the workforce at your facility/employer? How has your facility/employer addressed any staffing shortages? How has your facility/employer approached the delivery of patient/resident care in light of staffing shortages?
- What are some innovative approaches that your facility/employer has taken to address the impacts of emergency situations on health care staff?
- What resources are available in your community to support health care workers during and after emergency events?
- How often (if at all) do you participate in emergency preparedness exercises, and what do those exercises entail? How did the exercises prepare you to address actual emergency situations?
- What can CMS do to ensure a more resilient healthcare workforce to withstand future emergencies?
Participants are encouraged to review the following rules as background prior to the listening session:
- Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
- 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