Clearing The Air On New Hospital Equipment

Maintenance Regulations

ECRI Webinar:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm Eastern

New maintenance requirements were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in December 2013. These changes impact the way hospitals must set the Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (IPM) frequency for their medical equipment. The update also introduces new technical terms that must be used when communicating with those agencies.

Hospitals are left wondering how to correctly apply and use the new technical vocabulary while complying with the updates. They must have an understanding of the updates and actions they’re required to take.

Here’s what hospitals are asking:
– How do we set IPM intervals to be in compliance with the latest CMS requirements?
– What is the difference between the CMS term “Critical Equipment” and The Joint Commission term “High Risk Equipment”?
– What is DNV’s approach to “Critical Equipment” and complying with the new CMS requirements?
– When can we select an IPM interval that is different from the manufacturer’s recommended interval?

– Jonathan A. Gaev, MSE, CCE, HEM, PMP
Business Line Manager, BiomedicalBenchmark™, ECRI Institute
– Randall S. Snelling
Chief Physical Environment Officer, DNV Healthcare
– Jeremy Suggs, ScD
Engineering Manager, Health Devices, ECRI Institute

SPECIAL NOTE: The Registration deadline is
Monday, October 13, 2014.

CLICK HERE for additional information and registration.