News | Radiology Imaging | March 09, 2017

Toshiba Medical Introduces Customized Preventative Maintenance Service Offering

New program maximizes system performance and fulfills CMS Directive and Joint Commission guidelines

Toshiba Medical, PM Only Service Agreement, imaging equipment, preventative maintenance program

March 9, 2017 — To ensure imaging systems are operating safely and at optimum performance with appropriate and preventative maintenance, Toshiba Medical has introduced a customized PM Only Service Agreement to customers. The PM Only Service Agreement allows providers to fulfill and document that they are compliant with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Directive and The Joint Commission’s (TJC) guidelines of ensuring all imaging equipment meets manufacturers’ specifications.

Toshiba Medical’s PM Only Service Agreement provides ongoing preventative maintenance and service of all imaging equipment according to specifications designated by the manufacturer. A completed PM Checklist for each diagnostic imaging system records all PM inspections, enabling healthcare providers to validate compliance with the CMS Directive and/or TJC, if requested. Healthcare providers unable to show they are meeting these specifications may be penalized — including cuts in reimbursement.

Tim Peeler, vice president, Service Business Unit for Toshiba, said the agreement also benefits providers by reducing unnecessary system downtime and ensuring equipment is operating safely and effectively.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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