The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently sent a memo to Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations and Medicare-Medicaid plans that provides additional information on the coverage criteria for basic benefits, the use of prior authorization, and review of utilization management…
3 key compliance criteria
The new USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding went into effect November 1 2023. Now is a great time to review your in-office procedures to assure compliance. Below is the list of 3 key compliance criteria all compounding personnel must meet annually::
- Annual personnel trainings and competency must be documented. Personnel must demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of principles and skills for sterile compounding
- AAOA USP <797> Allergen Extract Compounding Learning Module helps you meet this requirement
- Successful completion of the gloved fingertip and thumb sampling on both hands, no fewer than 3 separate times.
- Successful completion of the media fill test to demonstrate sterile technique
For more on the USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding criteria, go to USP.
The AAOA will continue to monitor the USP communications to help keep you informed regarding the postponement and implementation date details