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Organization and Administration of Services Personnel Qualifications and Clinical Records This is the sixth article in a series discussing CMS’s Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”) With the release of the Final CoPs CMS is finalizing the significant changes they proposed to make to the home health Conditions of Participation in October 2014 Although these major revisions are mostly adopted as proposed CMS has introduced a number of “clarifying changes” in the final rule that are substantive Since the Final CoPs impose numerous requirements Hall Render will issue a series of articles summarizing various components Recently Hall Render published anarticlethat contained a brief analysis of the Final CoPs as well as Parts 1 2 3 4 and 5 in the series: CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 1; CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 2; CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 3; CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 4;and CMS Finalizes New Conditions of Participation for Home Health: Part 5 Hall Render’s New Home Health Conditions of Participation homepage with summaries and links to each article in the series is locatedhere Emergency Preparedness – Sec 484102 Executive Summary The CoP for Emergency Preparedness was formerly located at 48422 This CoP mirrors the Emergency Preparedness regulations for most Medicare certified providers which were effective on November 16 2016 This CoP requires HHAs to comply with all applicable federal state and local emergency preparedness requirements Standards of this CoP include: an Emergency Plan; Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures; a Communication Plan; Training and Testing; and HHAs that are part of an integrated health system Detailed Summary Emergency Plan Sec 484102(a): The CoPs require the HHA to have an Emergency Plan (“Plan”) that must be reviewed and updated at least annually The Plan must be based on a facility- and community-based risk assessment utilizing an all-hazards approach The Plan must include strategies for addressing emergency events as indicated in the risk assessment It also must address patient populations that include what services the HHA can provide in an emergency and continuity of operations during an emergency The Plan must include a process for cooperation and collaboration with all emergency preparedness officials in order to maintain an integrated response during an emergency situation Policies and Procedures Sec 484102(b): The CoPs require the HHA to develop and implement policies and procedures based on the Plan These policies and procedures must be reviewed and updated at least annually The policies and procedures must address how the HHA handles patients during a disaster that must be addressed in the comprehensive patient assessment for each patient The HHA must have a procedure for informing state and local officials who would need to be evacuated from their homes due to an emergency The HHA must have a procedure for determining how services will be provided when there is an interruption in services due to an emergency This includes a requirement that the HHA notify state and local officials of any on-duty staff or patients they are unable to contact The HHA must have a system for protecting patient information and the confidentiality of such information in the event of an emergency The HHA is required to have a process on the use of volunteers or other staffing to address surge needs during an emergency Communication Plan Sec 484102(c): The HHA must develop and maintain an emergency preparedness communication plan that must be reviewed and updated at least annually The communication plan must have contact information for staff contracted entities providing services to the HHA patients’ physicians volunteers emergency preparedness staff at all levels of government and other sources of assistance The HHA must have a primary and alternative means of communication for contacting staff and emergency preparedness agencies The HHA must implement a method for sharing patient information with other health care providers to ensure continuity of care Training and Testing Sec 484102(d): HHAs are required to develop and maintain an emergency training and testing program taking into account the Emergency Plan Risk Assessment Policies and Procedures and Communication Plan described above The training and testing program must be updated at least annually The training program must provide training on emergency preparedness policies and procedures This training must be to staff individuals providing services under arrangement and volunteers at least annually The HHA must maintain documentation of the training With regard to testing the HHA must conductexercises to test the emergency preparedness plan at least annually The HHA must participate in a full-scale and community-based exercise on the emergency preparedness plan If a community-based exercise is not accessible the testing may be facility-based A second community or facility-based exercise must alsobe conducted This exercise must include a tabletop exercise which includes a group discussion led by a facilitator Integrated Health Care Systems Sec 484102(e): If an HHA is part of an integrated health care system that includes other certified providers the HHA has the option of choosing to be part of the health care system’s emergency preparedness plan If the HHA participates in the system-wide emergency preparedness plan it must ensure the HHA’s patient population and services offered are taken into account Organization and Administration of Services – Sec 484105 Executive Summary The CoP for Organization and Administration of Services was formerly located at Sec 48414 This CoP requires an HHA to organize manage and administer its services in such a fashion that it maintains “the highest practicable functional capacity” and provide “optimal care” in accordance with the patient’s plan of care The CoP prohibits HHAs from delegating administrative and supervisory functions to another HHA or organization The CoP requires HHAs to put in writing their organizational structure that includes lines of authority and services furnished The operating and capital budgets required by this CoP must be prepared under the direction of the HHA’s governing body There must be a planning and budget committee that includes representatives of the HHA’s governing body administrative staff and medical staff (if the HHA has a medical staff) This same committee must review the overall plan and budget at least annually under the direction of the governing body Detailed Summary Governing Body Sec 484105(a): The HHA’s governing body has full legal authority for the HHA’s operation and management This assumption of operation and management includes provision of all home health services fiscal operations budget operational plans and the HHA’s Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement program It should be noted that CMS did not agree with a comment in the Final CoPs that there be specific disciplines and requirements of when the governing body should meet In response CMS stated HHAs should be able to “establish a governing body composed of individuals of its choosing” Administrator Sec 484105(b): The HHA’s administrator must be appointed by the governing body and be responsible for running the HHA’s daily operations When the administrator is not available he/she must pre-designate a qualified individual to assume the responsibilities of the administrator CMS emphasized in commentary to the Final CoP that pre-designation should be by both the administrator and governing body CMS also emphasized the time necessary to obtain governing body approval should be established in the HHA’s policies and procedures This final regulation specifically states the designee may be the clinical manager and that an HHA may have more than one designee CMS stated in the Final CoP commentary that it did believe one individual could serve as both the administrator and clinical manager CMS stated in commentary to the Final CoPs it was notrequiring the administrator to be a full-time employee of the HHA or that anadministrator would be prohibited from working part-time for more than one HHA” Malik told PTI. 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