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AHRMM Members Receive $200 off Registration At the UDI Conference
Join AHRMM at the 2017 UDI Conference, June 7-8, at the Hilton Baltimore, M.D. AHRMM is the lead content sponsor at the UDI Conference - the only event dedicated to guidance and training for those impacted by the UDI Regulation.
 
AHRMM has negotiated a significant discount for AHRMM members and participants in the Learning UDI Community (LUC) to save $200 off the registration rate. To receive the special rate, enter LUC in the discount field during online registration.
 
Team registrations are encouraged. If two or more from the same company are planning to attend, contact nicole@clariongroupinc.com to get a discount code. Please note only one discount code can be applied per registration.
 
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in January 2017:
  • Deepti Biswal, Irving, TX
  • Justin Kemp, Chambersburg, PA
  • Rebecca Sanders, Kenosha, WI
  • Therese Stachulski, Nashua, NH
  • Corey Trautman, Winter Garden, FL
 
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Joint Commission Checking For Compliance with Powdered Glove Ban
Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on powdered gloves that went into effect in January, the Joint Commission says it will now evaluate organizations for compliance of the new rule.
 
Source: HFM This Week– February 17, 2017
CMS Delays Effective Date of Certain CJR Program Changes to March 21
On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services delayed, in accordance with a recent White House memorandum, the effective date of certain technical changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program from Feb. 18 to March 21. Read the full announcement in AHA News Now.
 
Source: AHA News Now– February 16, 2017
Humana to Exit Marketplaces In 2018
Humana last week announced plans to withdraw from the Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2018. “Based on its initial analysis of data associated with the company’s health care exchange membership following the 2017 open enrollment period, Humana is seeing further signs of an unbalanced risk pool,” the insurer said.
 
Source: AHA News Now– February 15, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
CQO Movement Case Studies - AHRMM Member-Only Benefit
AHRMM has worked with several healthcare supply chain teams to develop case studies highlighting how their organizations have embraced the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.

Discover how other supply chain professionals work at the intersection of CQO to reduce costs while improving patient care and driving greater financial outcomes for their organizations. These CQO case studies are a member-only resource.
 
 
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