ECRI Webinar: Complying Without Crying

How the New CMS Requirements Impact

Your Equipment Maintenance Processes


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm Eastern

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 seeking clear direction on how to comply with the new regulatory ruling from CMS. They need to understand the details of the ruling and if there are new preventative-maintenance related actions they should be taking.


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?

What you and your team will learn:

– What the updated CMS ruling requires

– Which medical products do and don’t apply to the new CMS requirements for preventive maintenance

– The key issues to consider when applying a risk-based approach to adjust your Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (IPM) intervals and procedures

– What medical devices may have IPM intervals and procedures that differ from those recommended by the manufacturers

– Three actions ECRI Institute recommends taking to comply with the CMS memo

This program is intended for clinical engineering managers and directors, clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, health technology management teams, risk managers, facility managers, and other healthcare professionals.


– 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

CLICK HERE for additional information and registration.