Hospital Preparedness

Joint Commission and CMS

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

  • CMS
    For more information about CMS, visit the organization’s website.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Resources related to The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management Standards are listed below.

  • The Joint Commission
    For more information about The Joint Commission, visit the organization’s website.
  • Joint Commission Crosswalk
    The LiveProcess Joint Commission Crosswalk is meant to serve as a tool to consolidate the 2011 Emergency Management Standards and highlight changes from the 2010 Standards.
  • The Joint Commission Perspective, October 2011
    The Joint Commission Perspective is a monthly newsletter that The Joint Commission publishes and contains valuable information and updates on accreditation matters. We have provided the October 2011, newsletter and encourage coordinators to subscribe to the newsletter.
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