Emergency Preparedness- Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
• Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers: On September 16, 2016,
the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (Emergency Preparedness
Rule) final rule was published in the Federal Register.
• Health care providers and suppliers affected by the rule were required comply and implement all regulations by November
• We are updating Appendix Z of the SOM to reflect changes to add emerging infectious diseases to the definition of all-hazards
approach, new Home Health Agency (HHA) citations and clarifications under alternate source power and emergency standby systems.