As expected, everyone (presenters, attendees and vendors alike) are talking about the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule, which takes effect next week – November 15, 2017. A number of conference sessions are aimed at helping healthcare organizations receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding meet the ruling’s four basic requirements for Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications, and Training and Testing.
Aside from connecting with peers, everyone looks to be enjoying (and learning from) the many activities, including the tabletop exercises, that are currently underway.
Folks are also being urged to “tweet up a storm,” by following @AHEPP1 and using the hashtag AHEPP2017, as prizes will be awarded to conference attendees with the most tweets. (Who says social media is all bad?)