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Webinar on Demand: CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements
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Webinar on Demand: CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements: Impact on Information Technology Security, Medical Documentation & Access to Electronic Health Records
CHIA Product Code: WEB123
Webinar Date: September 13, 2017


About Webinars on Demand:
CHIA offers Webinars on Demand, which are available for purchase* after the live Webinar has been presented. This convenient format consists of the full 60-90 minute recorded presentation, distributed handout, and accompanying Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate. Each Webinar on Demand is only available for purchase and access for one year after the original recording date.


After purchase, a Purchase Confirmation will be sent to the purchaser’s primary email address. It contains links to access the Webinar presentation using a streaming format. Also included will be the handouts and CEU Certificate links. Participants are encouraged to use the handouts while following the presentation.


*Sold separately from the live Webinar.

On November 17, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expecting that health care providers comply and implement a Final Rule, published September 8, 2016, establishing new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. These new regulations expand the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) and apply to all 17 provider and supplier types, with each provider having its own set of Emergency Preparedness regulations.


Within these new regulations are provisions specific to health information management (HIM), including:


• Continuity of operations and access to medical and other records

• Health Information Risk Assessment and Threat Identification, such as:

          o Cyber-security

          o mHealth (mobile health)

          o Bring your own device (BYOD) practices

          o Employee negligence


The core requirements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule will be covered, with an in-depth analysis of the specific requirements that relate to health information and the presentation will explore real operational issues in achieving CMS compliance as it applies to HIM. The presenters will also discuss how existing HIPAA regulations relate to the new CMS rule and explore how to conduct a risk assessment to identify potential threats that should be addressed in an IT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). Upon completion of this webinar, participants will understand:


• The new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule (Rule)

• CMS requirements for medical documentation and access to patient records

• How to conduct a sample health information risk assessment to identify potential risks.


Nora O’Brien, MPA, CEM

CEO, Connect Consulting Services


Ms. O’Brien is the CEO of Connect Consulting Services, a health care emergency management and business continuity planning firm. She serves as a Contributing Writer for Emergency Management Magazine and has served as an Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers and serves as the Chair of the IAEM Healthcare Caucus.


Cathy Larsen, MA

Director of Planning and Developmen, Connect Consulting Services


Ms. Larsen has devoted the past 15 years to serving as a CEO and COO in community health centers. She is a visionary health care leader with solid experience managing all levels of corporate operations including executive management, disaster preparedness planning, response and recovery, compliance, information technology, quality improvement, and, project and grant management. Cathy continued her work in the emergency medical services field as founder and president of HealthWare Solutions, an EMS software company. Additionally, Cathy is a Leadership Fellow of the USC Marshall School of Business and the Sierra Health Foundation and a Tides Innovation Catalyst.


Health Information Management Directors, Supervisors and Consultants; Privacy, Security and Compliance Officers and Consultants; and those individuals who work in all 17 provider and supplier types.



This program is approved for 2 CEUs by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. HIM Domain: External Forces.