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 hospitals—but 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.
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*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.