Mon. April 10: 9:45-11am
Significant changes have taken place in the CMS regulatory requirements for medical equipment over the past five years. Contracted accreditation programs such as TJC, DNV and HFAP have adopted these requirements. Although the base regulatory requirements have to be implemented, each accreditation agency approaches medical equipment management differently. For example, DNV is based on ISO 9000 and has a strong emphasis on test equipment calibration and measures to take if test equipment has not been calibrated. This course will cover the CMS regulations and provide crosswalks between the varying accreditations agencies. Measures to meet the guidelines of CMS and the accreditation groups will be presented in an interactive discussion.