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Emergency Preparedness

Helping healthcare organizations meet CMS requirements.

Emergency Preparedness

Is your Emergency Management team ready to meet the new Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) standards for emergency preparedness? The time to start evaluating your emergency preparedness program is now, before financial penalties affect your healthcare organization.


On Sept. 16, 2016, CMS published a new rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, in the Federal Register. Rule requirements must be met by Nov. 15, 2017. Battelle can help you cut through the confusion and develop a plan that will ensure the safety of your patients, fully meet the new CMS regulations, and avoid potential financial penalties. 

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Battelle has extensive experience in helping healthcare facilities assess their capability to respond to emergency situations, especially ones that require coordination with other hospitals, government officials and first responder agencies. We developed a standardized CMS Emergency Preparedness and Response Assessment (snapshot assessment) based on the published CMS regulations and deeming entity emergency preparedness standards, such as The Joint Commission, Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.

Our team is also available for a range of follow-up services, including modifying or developing emergency preparedness plans, developing implementation plans, training and planning community-based disaster drills. 


Our two-day onsite snapshot assessment uses a coaching/mentoring process in partnership with your Emergency Management team. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Pre-Work: We’ll provide you with a self-assessment tool to complete before our scheduled visit.
  • Day One: Our experienced/credentialed healthcare emergency preparedness professionals review your Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management plans and processes.
  • Day Two: We combine/analyze our findings and your self-assessment findings, prepare an out-brief, and discuss our initial findings with you.
  • Final Report: You’ll get an easy to understand report outlining your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and recommended next steps.


The Battelle snapshot assessment leverages our emergency preparedness expertise to provide effective, affordable and easy-to-implement assessment and planning tools for healthcare organizations of all sizes.