Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)

Title
Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
Memo #
QSO-21-15-ALL
Posting Date
2021-03-26
Fiscal Year
2021
Summary
Burden Reduction Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing interpretive guidelines and updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) as a result of the revisions of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CoPs) (CMS 3346-F) Final Rule. • Expanded Guidance related to Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs): CMS is also providing additional guidance based on best practices, lessons learned and general recommendations for planning and preparedness for EID outbreaks.