Certified Hospital Emergency Preparedness Specialist CHEPS

CHEPS Certification for CMS 3178F

 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:

  • Hospitals 
  • Religious Non-medical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs) 
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) 
  • Hospices 
  • 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. 



CMS3178 final rule ver F1 10 19 17(1) (pdf)