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Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their requirements for medical device preventive maintenance procedures and scheduling. It now allows healthcare facilities to develop their own preventive maintenance procedures and schedules for most medical equipment. 

The new ruling appears to simplify preventive maintenance regulatory requirements for hospitalsbut it’s still not easy. However, there are also new requirements facilities must meet as a result of the CMS ruling, and hospitals are seeking clear direction from CMS on the impact of the new regulatory ruling. These requirements are in addition to those already required by The Joint Commission and other accrediting agencies. Figuring out how to comply with the new rules can be quite confusing. 

Hospitals are asking:

  • What does it mean for my clinical engineering team?
  • How can we ensure we are effectively complying with the updated ruling?
  • What are the best preventive maintenance policies and procedures to use to ensure a successful audit by CMS/The Joint Commission?
ECRI Institute and a panel of CMS ruling experts provided an overview of the updated CMS ruling.

 View our answers to the most popular questions asked from the webinar

​ECRI Institute web conference Q&A

Length: 5:38.



*This web conference is free for ECRI Institute Health Devices System™, Health Devices Gold™, and SELECTplus™ members. List price for archive recording and materials is $249.

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  • Jonathan A. Gaev, MSE, CCE, HEM, PMP, Business Line Manager, BiomedicalBenchmark™, ECRI Institute
  • George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, Director of the Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
  • Craig Bakuzonis, CCE, MEng, BME, Director, Clinical Engineering, UF Health Shands Hospital
  • Erin Sparnon, MEng, Engineering Manager, Health Devices, ECRI Institute
What you will learn:Who should attend​:
  • The dangers of implementing a robotic surgery program without establishing a standardized training and credentialing program
  • What should be covered in the team’s initial training
  • What leaders in the field are doing
  • Current media attention to patient injuries related to a lack of training
  • Clinical engineering managers and directors
  • Clinical engineers
  • Biomedical equipment technicians
  • Health technology management teams
  • Risk managers
  • Facility managers
  • Other healthcare professionals

​A Web Conference Presented by ECRI Institute

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