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New Medicare Emergency Preparedness Standards

Sep 15, 2017, 08:00 AM
Attention all Quad A Medicare program applicants and enrolled facilities. This announcement pertains to compliance in the Quad A – ASC, OPT and RHC programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness standards will be implemented on November 15, 2017.


All new and current Quad A Medicare accredited facilities will be surveyed on the new Emergency Preparedness standards starting November 15, 2017. See section 1600 in the appropriate standards manuals below.

Standards Manual and Checklist V6.8 (ASC)

Standards Manual and Checklist V2.2 (OPT)

Standards Manual and Checklist V2.2 (RHC)