Advanced Copy- Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures
• Advanced Copy of Interpretive Guidelines: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a new Appendix
Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) which contains the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the Emergency
Preparedness Final Rule.
• Affects all 17 providers and suppliers: Appendix Z applies to all 17 providers and suppliers included in the Final Rule.