Certified Hospital Emergency Preparedness Specialist (CHEPS)
Natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other unexpected incidents require trained professionals to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans for the health care industry. On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017.
With this new law taking effect there will be an entire area of business that will require Certified and Competent Security Practitioners to provide compliance for every hospital and clinic in the United States that provides Medicare and or Medicaid treatment. Don't miss this training and the opportunity to expand your business.
The purpose of the final rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. Requirements apply to the following Medicare and Medicaid provider and supplier types:
- Religious Non-medical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs)
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
- Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)
- All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- Transplant Centers
- Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
- Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
- Home Health Agencies (HHAs)
- Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)
- Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
- Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services
- Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
- Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
- Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities
Each provider and supplier will have its own set of Emergency Preparedness regulations incorporated into its set of conditions or requirements for government certification, and each must be in compliance with Emergency Preparedness regulations to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program. The CHEPS credential will prepare you to understand the CMS final rule requirements, and assist you in the development, training, implementation, and testing of an Emergency Preparedness Plan to ensure readiness and compliance.