Who's In The Healthcare Coalition? (HCC)

There are 17 Medicare and Medicaid provider and supplier types as defined by the Centers for for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS). Some of those providers include:

Hospitals & Critical Access Hospitals

Hospice & Home Health

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Int. Care for Intellectual Disabilities

Transplant Centers & Organ Procurement Organizations

Religious Non-Medical Healthcare

Clinics & Public Health Orgs

Outpatient Rehab Facilities

Long Term Care Facilities

Psychiatric Treamtment Facilities

Rural Health Clinics

Outpatient Rehab Facilities

About the Healthcare Coalition

Although healthcare coalitions (HCCs) (updated January 5, 2017) themselves are not included in the 17 provider and supplier types covered under the CMS Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule, the rule offers HCCs and newly engaged providers a tremendous opportunity to achieve greater organizational and community effectiveness and sustainability.

HCCs should be an accessible source of preparedness and response best practices for newly engaged provider types as they adapt to the new requirements. They should also play a role in assisting members with closing planning gaps, as well as assuring integration with core coalition partners. HCCs have an opportunity to enhance their financial sustainability and revenue by providing contracted technical assistance to HCC members to meet the CMS conditions of participation.

Providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaid are required to meet four core elements (with specific requirements adjusted based on the individual characteristics of each provider and supplier)


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What are our Core Functions?


Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial training in policies and procedures. Facility staff will have to demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures and provide training at least annually. Facilities must conduct drills and exercises to test the emergency plan or participate in an actual incident that tests the plan.


Develop and maintain an emergency preparedness communication plan that complies with federal, state and local laws. Patient care must be coordinated within the facility, across healthcare providers, and with state and local public health departments and emergency management systems to protect patient health and safety in the event of a disaster.


Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment that are reviewed and updated at least annually. For hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities, the policies and procedures must address the provision of subsistence needs, such as food, water and medical supplies, for staff and residents, whether they evacuate or shelter in place.


Develop an emergency plan based on a risk assessment and using an “all- hazards” approach, which will provide an integrated system for emergency planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources: