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ASPR Cutting 19 States Out of HPP

If ASPR has its way with Congress, there will only be 36 eligible awardees for Hospital Preparedness Program funding. Nineteen states will be out under a "risk-based" approach that limits awards to only those states and local jurisdictions ASPR has 'scientifically' determined have the highest risk. And before those states that appear to have avoided the axe get too giddy, know that ASPR expects you to compete with academic medical centers, state and local hospital associations... for the opportunity to administer the HPP cooperative agreement.


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September 8-Octpber 1, 2017 |  National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) | NEMA Annual Forum | Scottsdale, AZ | Save the Date


October 9-10, 2017 |  South East Texas Regional Advisory Council & Texas Department of Health Services | bParati Healthcare Coaliton Development Workshop, a Pre-Conference Workshop for the 9th Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium | Galveston, TX |  More...


October 11-13, 2017 | South East Texas Regional Advisory Council & Texas Department of Health Services | 9th Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium | Galveston, TX | More...


November 7-9, 2017 | Association of Health Emergency Preparedness Profesionals | Annual Conference | Dallas, TX | More...


November 10-15, 2017 | International Association of Emergency Managers | IAEM Conference & EMEX | Long Beach, CA | More...


November 28 & 30, 2017 | MESH Coalition | National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference | San Diego, CA | More...

cms issues interpretive guidance for the emergency preparedness rule

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an advanced copy of interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the new emergency preparedness rule. The 72 page document is a near final draft necessary to guide providers and suppliers in meeting the new emergency preparedness Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Coverage that become enforceable November 15, 2017.

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ASPR Authorizes Expanded Use of HPP Funds

In an unprecedented move, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has issued a directive that authorizes healthcare coalitions to use Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funds to legally establish nonprofit entities. Read More Here... | Get the directive here...


CMS FAQ: Round 4 Is Here

CMS has posted "Round 4" to the Emergency Preparedness Rule FAQ. We've updated the mobile optimized FAQ with the latest questions and answers - all 4 rounds are available. Get It...


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ASPR Publishes New Capabilities

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ASPR developed the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities guidance to describe what the health care delivery system, including HCCs, hospitals, and emergency medical services (EMS), have to do to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health.

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CMS Issues Interpretive Guidance for the Emergency Preparedness Rule

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an advanced copy of interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the new emergency preparedness rule. The 72 page document is a near final draft necessary to guide providers and suppliers in meeting the new emergency preparedness Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Coverage that become enforceable November 15, 2017.

ASPR, CDC: What’s Up With The Funding Restrictions?

The 2017-2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that contains the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) cooperative agreements dedicates six pages to funding restrictions that limit how awardees can spend their funds. That's five more pages of restrictions than were in the 2016-2017 FOA. But, are all funding restrictions required to be passed through by awardees to healthcare coalitions and local health departments in their sub-grants? Well, it depends whom you ask. And that's a problem!

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ASPR Green Lights HPP Funds To Build Nonprofit Coalitions

In an unprecedented move, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has issued a directive that authorizes healthcare coalitions to use Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funds to legally establish nonprofit entities. The authorization gives healthcare coalition leaders the financial latitude to move away from reliance on fiscal sponsors, opening the door to sustainability strategies.

CMS To Healthcare Providers: Don't Wait On Us!

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is warning healthcare providers and suppliers subject to the new Emergency Preparedness Rule that they must meet the requirements of the training and testing program by the implementation date, November 15, 2017. And hiring a consultant cannot alone address the challenges of meeting the requiements.

Nonprofit Healthcare Coalitions? The Rest of the Story

In 2011, the Illinois Department of Public Health forfeited hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Hospital Preparedness Program funded mobile medical assets to its fiscal sponsor for the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT). The forfeiture was caused by a few simple missteps, repeated each year for a decade, whereby the State had delivered sub grants to a nonprofit fiscal sponsor for the fiduciary agent for IMERT.

So what does this have to do with today's emerging healthcare coalitions? Well, survival!

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3 Reasons Congress Will Kill the Hospital Preparedness Program in 2017

It’s been nearly four years since the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response pivoted from offering states the Hospital Preparedness Program to offering the National Healthcare Preparedness Program – four years and most states continue to muddle through as if they have unlimited time to figure out how to build effective, sustainable healthcare coalitions. They don’t. The laissez-faire approach taken by too many states has left ASPR with few shining examples to put on the table as Congress decides whether to reauthorize the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act.

 On June 30, 2017 Congress is likely to kill the program. Unless…

Preparedness Funding, PHEP, HPP, HSGP, EMPG: Who Gets What?

On March 5th, Congress passed the appropriations bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and in doing so set the funding opportunities for the Homeland Security Grant Program and Emergency Management Performance Grant Program. With the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Hospital Preparedness Program appropriations already in place, the 2015–2016 preparedness picture is in focus. We now know that continuation funding for eight authorized preparedness programs is $2,257,250,000.

So, the question now is, who gets what and when?