This course is accepted by the California Department of Public Health – Food and Drug Branch.
This is a web class. After completing registration, check your email for the URL for the class and the enrollment key. If you do not see the email after 10 minutes, check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder.
Students review pre-recorded presentations covering the required content for certification.
Following each presentation the student takes the final exam. Students may review the content of any section as many times as they want. Students may take the exam for each section as many times as needed to get a passing score (85%). Students get instant feedback on test performance.
When you pass all the topic exams, click on the appropriate link at the bottom of the page, to request the documentation appropriate for the agency the student is applying to.
Training Certificates for Exemptees are sent to the address provided at the end of the course via FedEx Express Service every Monday morning, unless a different schedule is indicated in the web room entry page. Oftentimes we send out certificates on a daily basis.
The class is $525 per student when registered through Cvent, a secure online booking service. There are no additional fees unless you choose to add FedEx Overnight Delivery, or lose or misplace your certificates and need reprints.
The applicant must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Dangerous drugs and devices
Distribution of controlled substances
USP Storage conditions
The safe storage and handling of home medical devices
“The increased demand for CPAPs and disposables creates opportunities for home medical equipment (HME) and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers. But a word of caution: The supplier can have no involvement with a home sleep test (HST) administered to a patient covered by Medicare fee-for-service (FFS).”
“In short, Medicare will not pay ABC for the CPAP if ABC is the provider of the sleep test. That term is defined as “the individual or entity that directly or indirectly administers and/or interprets the sleep test and/or furnishes the sleep test device used to administer the sleep test.””
“Sleep Review’s matrix compares features such as dimensions, weight, noise level, interface compatibility, operating pressure range, operating modes, features, warranty, and additional information for the following devices: Breas Medical Inc Z2 Auto, Drive Devilbiss Healthcare IntelliPAP2 CPAP System, Philips DreamStation Go, and ResMed AirMini.”
The FBI & DOJ targeted alleged schemes involving the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes by DME companies in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries by medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies for back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were medically unnecessary. Some of the defendants allegedly controlled an international telemarketing network that lured over hundreds of thousands of elderly and/or disabled patients into a criminal scheme that crossed borders, involving call centers in the Philippines and throughout Latin America.
“The purpose of the retail awards competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Representatives from seven companies made their case to session attendees, who along with judges, voted on their top three choices.”
“The report found: For 72% of inappropriate claims, DME suppliers failed to correctly code the SNF as a facility. Instead, they coded the place of service as the beneficiary’s home, thus enabling the claims to bypass the edit that rejects separate payment for most DME provided at facilities. By definition, SNFs provide primarily skilled care and thus cannot be considered beneficiary homes.”
The Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, among other things, prohibits a person from conducting a home medical device retail facility business in the state without a valid license from the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires the department to inspect each place of business prior to issuing a license, and further requires the department to inspect each licensee at least annually.
This bill would modify, until January 1, 2023, the requirement for the department to inspect a licensed home medical device retail facility business if it is accredited, as specified, by an accreditation organization approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If so accredited, the bill would authorize the department to conduct an inspection only upon a complaint made to the department regarding the licensee. For a licensee that is not so accredited, the bill would continue to require the department to conduct an inspection at least annually.