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Webinar: Emergency Preparedness for Hospitals Conditions of Participation

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Program Overview

The newest CMS conditions of participation were published in 2016 with required compliance by all Medicare participating providers and suppliers, including hospitals, by November 2017. This presentation will discuss the regulations and related interpretative guidelines required policies and procedures, required training and exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe basic policies and procedures to comply with the regulations and interpretative guidelines
  • Discuss required training and exercises
  • Describe latest updates to CMS interpretative guidelines on emergency preparedness
  • Discuss most commonly cited emergency preparedness deficiencies.

Intended Audience

This program is intended for general acute hospitals including Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) accredited hospitals, non-accredited hospitals and CAHs including staff such as CEOs, CMOs, CNPs, nurses, case management staff, discharge planning staff quality improvement staff, JCAHO/DNV liaison staff and others responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulations.

Speaker Biography 

Nancy Ruzicka is a recognized expert on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines who has presented at many organizations and educational events. She previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health, Des Moines and has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.

Cost of Webinar

MHA Member – $215
Non-Member – $265


October 23, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Vanessa Larson
(406) 442-1911