The Network directly supports the community connection (for planning, training, and response) requirement within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers final rules.

In order to serve a greater number of partners seeking our review, the Network has partnered with Pierce County Emergency Management and Tacoma Pierce County Health Department to develop a one-page document that provides resources to assist facilities in meeting their individual CMS requirements (links to planning sites, how to sign up for alerts, online exercise design courses, etc).

In addition, Pierce County Emergency Management will be hosting a two-day workshop designed to help healthcare facilities learn how to write a plan, design training and exercise, plan for vulnerable populations, etc.  The Network is partnering with them to design this workshop and will be teaching/facilitating modules to directly support the facility learning. We will be sharing more information at future district meetings.