Initial Orientation and Annual                            Training

 

New Fingerprint Standards:

The most recent Medicare Learning Network(MLN)Medicare Learning Network (MLN)
release on fingerprint standards indicates that fingerprinting is required for owners of facilities designated ‘high-risk,’ which includes new DMEPOS facilities.  It appears that current enrolled and accredited facilities are not going to be required to participate in the fingerprinting unless they meet one of the other criteria listed for ‘high-risk’ designation.  CMS may require it for revalidation, however in our view, this will not be the cause to withhold accreditation. Please review the Medicare Learning Network(MLN) link for more specific details.

 

Fingerprint-based background checks are also required for any provider or supplier who has been elevated to the high-risk category for any of the following reasons:

CMS has imposed a payment suspension within the last 10 years;

Has been excluded from Medicare by the OIG;

Has had billing privileges revoked by CMS within the previous 10 years;

Has been excluded from any Federal Health Care program;

Has been subject to any final adverse action, in the previous 10 years;

Has been terminated or is otherwise precluded from billing Medicaid; or

CMS lifts a temporary moratorium for a particular provider or supplier type and a provider or supplier that was prevented from enrolling based on the moratorium, applies for enrollment as a Medicare provider or supplier at any time within 6 months from the date the moratorium was lifted.

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To receive credit for the video files to the right, you must watch the entire video; then, at the very end, you must take a screenshot of the video after watching it in its entirety.  Email your screenshot to your manager for proof and credit.  Thank you.  

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OSHA TRAINING (53 min duration)

Counterfeit Policy Document needed for accreditation:

Counterfeit Policy must be included in your Policy and Procedures Manual.

Here is the wording of what a counterfeit policy must contain.  You will want to retype this on to your company letterhead but this is it in a nutshell.  It basically means you are purchasing equipment from reputable vendors and not a black market vendor selling cheap versions of something that might even be shipped from overseas.  The policy can actually be shorter than what I have here. I have attached a counterfeit wording document that you can put in your own words as long as it hits on the points in the documents.

Non Solicit Policy” Non Solicit Policy: Must be included in your Policy and Procedures Manual Must agree not to contact a beneficiary by telephone when supplying a Medicare-covered item unless one of the following applies: The individual has given written permission to the supplier to contact them by telephone concerning the furnishing of a Medicare-covered item that is to be rented or purchased. The supplier has furnished a Medicare-covered item to the individual and the supplier is contacting the individual to coordinate the delivery of the item. If the contact concerns the furnishing of a Medicare-covered item other than a covered item already furnished to the individual, the supplier has furnished at least one covered item to the individual during the 15-month period preceding the date on which the supplier makes such contact Basically the solicitation policy means: The solicitation standard is pretty much easy – you can never phone solicit a patient unless the company has provided them with a piece of DME within the last 15 months. Otherwise you are not allowed to phone a beneficiary.

Disinfectant:

 

Metrex CaviCide Surface Disinfectant/Decontaminant Cleaner:

CaviCide is an intermediate-level disinfectant against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE), and fungi. It is safe for all areas of medical facilities, including NICU, operating rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories. When used as directed, It will also clean and decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation and is safe to use on non-porous surfaces. CaviCide does the job of three products, thus saving money, inventory and time. Available in 24 ounce convenient-to-use spray bottle and 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon plastic refill bottles. CaviCide 2.5 gallon bottles are sold by the case with 2 bottles per case.

Effective against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses, bacteria and fungi
Meets OSHA's Bl0odborne Pathogen Standard
Three-in-one cleaner, disinfectant and decontaminant
Safe for use on non-porous surfaces
https://www.healthykin.com/p-2855-cavicide-surface-disinfectant-cleaner.aspx

Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS)or Safety Data Sheet (SDS)Information:

Below is a  link where you can download the MSDS(Material Safety Data Sheet) sheets. You will just need to have the sheets in a binder on clip. board.https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/downloads/msds/cloroxhealthcareaplicarecloroxhealthcareaplicareantimicrobialshandsanitizers/aplicareantisepticgelhandrinsejw2015-02-09.pdf

MSDS/SDS helpful information link if needed .http://www.ilpi.com/msds/faq/index.html
 

Hand Hygiene

Have you been chosen to become a data collector or observer for hand hygiene for your ASC?  This is the place to start.  First, go to this address and watch the short but very well done.

                  Hand Washing Educational Video.

After the completion of your training video, you will need to take this short competency quiz.                                             Click here to take your test.

Then email your test to eliteaccreditation@gmail.com