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CMS Extends Emergency Preparedness CoP Comment Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the comment period for its emergency preparedness conditions of participation (CoP) proposed rule. The Dec. 20, 2013, proposed rule seeks to establish emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. The deadline to submit comments was extended from Feb. 25 until March 31. As reported last week in Newsline, America’s Essential Hospitals will submit comments to CMS. Members of America’s Essential Hospitals received draft comments via email last week and are encouraged to submit their own comments to CMS.

Please contact Xiaoyi Huang, director of policy, at xhuang@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with feedback or questions.

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