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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirement

Click here to view Phigenics' Independent Guidance to Achieving Compliance with the CMS Requirement webinar.

On, June 2, 2017, the CMS released a Requirement stating that healthcare facilities must have water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in facility water systems. Are you wondering what the CMS Requirement means for your facility? Are you familiar with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188:2015 and the CDC Toolkit for Development and Implementation of Water Management Programs, which are both referenced in the Requirement as guidelines to follow?

If you have responsibility for the water systems in your healthcare facility and currently do not have a comprehensive water management program that

  • considers for monitoring control measures such as physical controls, temperature management, disinfectant level control, visual inspections and environmental testing for pathogens,
    and
  • specifies testing protocols and acceptable ranges for control measures and corrective actions taken when control limits are not maintained

You’ve come to the right place! This page has been designed to help you understand what it means to achieve compliance with the CMS Requirement. You can start by viewing the Phigenics CMS Requirement webinar from July 26, 2017 here. Below, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188:2015. In addition, we invite you to register to view the stories of some of your colleagues and others who have proactively implemented comprehensive water management programs in accordance with the process outlined in the CDC Toolkit for Development and Implementation of Water Management Programs.

Take a look and then give us a call at 844-850-4087 to get started on the road to improving water safety and efficiency.

ASHRAE 188 Frequently Asked Questions
Water Management Program Examples and Guidance
VideoPresentersTime
Developing a Comprehensive Enterprise Water Management Program
Dr. Vincent Hsu, Florida Hospital System33:25
Expanding the Breadth of Your Water Management ProgramMatthew Stiene, Novant Health28:17
Incorporating Water Safety into New Building Design Angela Rupp, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago21:51
Managing Program Cost–Secondary DisinfectionDamian Mindley, Department of Veterans Affairs, Atlanta, GA
22:12
Developing Best Practices for Effective Water ManagementMark Herbert, Aurora Health Care
31:31
How to Manage Your Water Systems Under a Widespread NYC Legionnaires’ Disease OutbreakDr. Girlie Manatad, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital27:36
When and How to Work with Your Health DepartmentMichelle Ward, Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services 24.09
Best Practices in Managing Ice Machines
Missy Cain, Phigenics 35:38
Best Practices in Managing Decorative Water FeaturesRick Dandrow, Phigenics 32:14
 
 
 
 
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