Emergency Preparedness Resource Center

Prepare your practice for inclement weather and other disasters with MGMA resources. Do you have additional disaster preparedness concerns? Please contact us.

Articles 

MGMA Connection article: Grab it and run! Keep basic insurance information in a place you can get to - fast Members Only Adobe PDF
Assuming you have a practice disaster plan, does it include insurance information?

ACMPE Fellow paper: Surviving a disaster - temporary relocating a practice Members Only Adobe PDF
The administrator of a two physician orthopaedic practice in New Orleans was faced with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Blog: Weathering the storm: Preparing your practice for emergencies
Create an emergency plan for you practice with advice from a fellow MGMA member who experienced disaster first hand.

MGMA Connection article:
The Data Mine: MGMA LEARN poll reveals medical groups' state of emergency readiness Members Only Adobe PDF
Medical groups indicate they will encounter at least one disaster in the next year, yet most are unprepared for emergencies.

MGMA Connection article: How to prepare your medical practice for the unthinkable Members Only Adobe PDF
Pandemic flu, monster hurricanes, bioterrorism – how medical practices have responded.

ACMPE Fellow paper: Disaster Recovery Planning for the Physician Office Practice 
 Members Only Adobe PDF 
This paper presents a synopsis of disaster recovery and business continuity planning guidelines as well as identify some critical processes that should be included in a disaster recovery plan prepared for a physician office practice. 

Tools

Designing a disaster plan for your medical office
A Powerpoint presentation from the
Idaho Bioterrorism Awareness and Preparedness Program and MGMA to guide the creation of your disaster plan.

Emergency Preparedness Response and Recovery Checklist Adobe PDF
How to identify the key legal and operational issues providers face in an emergency or disaster, from the American Health Lawyers Association.

Bioterrorism Preparedness for Medical Groups
A collection of resources found outside of MGMA on preparing for bioterrorism.

Bioterrorism and the Medical PracticeAdobe PDF

 

 

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