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Continuity of Care in a Disaster Webinar

Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time



When disasters occur, treating patients is a hospital’s first priority. However, state laws and regulations can make it challenging to expedite necessary, often lifesaving care. Health care providers may need to admit more patients than they have licensed beds, or they may not be able to qualify all patients for Medicare before rendering treatment. This webinar will explain the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1135 Waiver and the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Program Flex, which allows providers in emergency situations to deliver care without the worry of noncompliance.

Representatives from CMS, CDPH and CHA will provide participants with the guidance they need to maintain operations in a disaster, and offer business-related considerations for hospitals pre- and post-disaster. 

Join us and learn when and how to utilize the 1135 Waiver and Program Flex as well as prepare a plan for business continuity in the event of a crisis.

Recommended for:

Chief operating officers, chief financial officers, chief nursing officers, compliance officers and chief risk officers.


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Download CHA Whitepaper: Preparing Hospitals for Disasters


Andrea Barandas, Health Program Specialist, CDPH, Licensing and Certification Division

Karen Fuller, State Oversight Branch Manager, CMS, Western Division of Survey & Certification, San Francisco Regional Office

 David Lum, Health Insurance Specialist, CMS, Western Division of Survey & Certification, San Francisco Regional Office

Ron Yaw, Vice President, Finance and Economic Analysis, California Hospital Association