U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2013). Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers; Proposed Rule.
This proposed rule requires Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan for both natural and human-caused disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It also requires that these providers prepare to meet needs of patients, clients, residents, and program participants during disasters and emergency situations.