The impact of sterile processing functions on hospital reimbursement

Why are we talking to sterile processing professionals about Medicare and Medicaid? Because sterile processing departments (SPDs) have a direct impact on the costs associated with specific medical services, such as surgical procedures. 

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CBSPD approved through February 28, 2024.

HSPA approved through February 6, 2022.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how healthcare facilities are paid.
  2. Explain how SPD functions are connected to reimbursements.
  3. Discuss key SPD activities that can improve reimbursement.

About the Instructors:

Sandra Beauclair

Senior Clinical Education Specialist, STERIS

Heide Ames

Product Manager, STERIS

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate

    The CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) has pre-approved this in-service for one (1) contact hour for a period of five (5) years from the date of original publication. Successful completion of the lesson and post test must be documented by facility management and those records maintained by the individual until re-certification is required.


    For additional information regarding certification contact CBSPD – 148 Main Street, Suite C-1, Lebanon, NJ 08833


    HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) has pre-approved this in-service for 1.0 Continuing Education Credits for a period of three years.

    For more information, direct any questions to Healthcare Purchasing News (941) 259-0832.