On March 23, 2017, in partnership with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Community Health Care Association of NYS (CHCANYS) and its NYC-based emergency management initiative PCEPN, will host its Third Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar for Primary Care.
The main focus of this year's Seminar is the newly released CMS final rule for Emergency Preparedness (81 FR 63859) that established national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers/suppliers. This much anticipated rule represents a major update of these regulations - setting new compliance requirements for 17 provider/supplier types, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) / Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). The presenters will also discuss the future of healthcare preparedness and look at national and international perspectives on the issue.
The program will include speakers from*:
Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Americares, a US-based international relief organization.
The Seminar is especially recommended for staff working in primary care settings, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and Article 28 outpatient clinics.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
*Agenda and speakers are subject to change