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How Accreditation Groups Address AEM Requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-issued Survey & Certification (S&C) Letter S&C:14-07-Hospital (titled “Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements”) dated Dec. 12, 2013, includes requirements and state agency survey guidelines.

Most of the accrediting organizations copy the CMS S&C letter AEM inclusion-risk assessments verbatim within their physical environment standards. These requirements appear to apply only to hospitals based on both the title and content of the original CMS S&C letter as well as the content of the related authorities having jurisdiction standards. Continue Reading.

Health Facilities Management published “How Accreditation Groups Address AEM Requirements” by David Stymiest in their July 2018 issue.

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