February 23, 2016
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1. Impact of CJR Model Implementation and Strategies for Success
At the Starting Line with Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement
Groundbreaking Strategies for Hitting Your Benchmark
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model is set to begin on April 1, 2016*. The approaching CJR model performance period has providers in affected markets working to hit the quality score for reconciliation payment eligibility.
On April 20, find out how organizations are achieving CJR success by implementing strategies that meaningfully engage patients with technology and adopt a quality-first, physician and data driven approach to product sourcing.
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Member: FREE | Non-Member: $49 | CPE Credit: 1
This webinar is sponsored by:
HealthTrust is a sponsor of the CQO Movement.
*For more information on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, visit the CMS website.
2. Four AHRMM Podcasts Provide a Core Foundation for Implementing UDI
AHRMM Podcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. Throughout February, AHRMM released four podcasts discussing the basics of UDI and tips on implementing UDI in your facility. 
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts to access all AHRMM podcasts.
UDI 101
As UDI  becomes more prevalent across the healthcare ecosystem and implantable device information is linked to patient outcomes, there are a number of benefits to look at. Find out how UDI will improve patients safety and supply chain purchasing for years to come.
The Meaningful Use 3 Rule
A short introduction to the CMS Meaningful Use 3 Rule and how implementing UDI within the healthcare setting and moving toward the full GS1 will reduce costs and improve inventory management while providing accurate data reporting and complete patient EHR information.
UDI: A Story of Implementation
Hear one provider’s ongoing process of UDI implementation. From deciphering acronyms and educating interdepartmental staff, to working with vendors to redesign ERP software to meet FDA regulations, this health system created a UDI pathway of procedures that others can follow. 
UDI and Providers: What You Need to Do
Get the basics on what healthcare supply chain and manufacturers, together with clinical and IT departments, must do to implement the Unique Device Identifier and adverse event reporting, and the subsequent effects that will trickle-down to individual patients and the global health population.
3. Term of the Week
Ventricular Ejection Fraction: (EF) represents the volumetric fraction of blood pumped out of the ventricle (heart) with each heart beat or cardiac cycle. It can be applied to either the right ventricle which ejects via the pulmonary valve into the pulmonary circulation or the left ventricle which ejects via the aortic valve into the systemic circulation.
Take a moment to peruse AHRMM’s Healthcare Supply Chain Lexicon. Do you have a term to suggest to make this a more robust and valuable resource? If so, click here. We’ll provide the definition if you provide the term!
4. FDA Safety Communication: Revised PENTAX Duodenoscope Reprocessing Instructions
PENTAX has issued updated, validated manual reprocessing instructions for the ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope to replace those provided in the original device labeling. The FDA reviewed these updated reprocessing instructions and the validation data and recommends that facilities using PENTAX ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscopes train staff on the updated instructions and implement them as soon as possible.
Visit the FDA for the communication.
Source: HPN Daily Update – February 23, 2016
5. CMS Releases Medicare Fee-for-Service Provider & Supplier Lists
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released data on Medicare-enrolled providers and suppliers, and a mapping tool showing the availability and use of ambulance and home health services by region. The provider data will be updated quarterly from the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System to “provide a clear and transparent way for providers, suppliers, state Medicaid programs, private payers and other interested individuals or organizations to leverage Medicare provider enrollment data,” CMS said.
Source: AHA News Now – February 22, 2016
6. Baxter Voluntary Nationwide Recall: One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution 
Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Irrigation, USP, 500 mL Plastic Pour Bottle solution to the hospital/user level. This product is being recalled due to a customer complaint prior to use for the presence of particulate matter, identified as an insect.

Visit the FDA for the recall.
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration – February 19, 2016
7. CMS Issue FAQ on Hospitals Reporting of Public Health EHR Measure
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a Frequently Asked Question clarifying what hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program must do to meet the public health objective, particularly the specialized registry measure for eligible professions they support. This is one of several FAQs on the public health measures for meaningful use of EHRs. For more on the specialized registry reporting requirement, see CMS FAQs 13653 and 13657.
Source: AHA News Now – February 17, 2016
8. Learn Ways to Optimize Your Purchased Services Spend

Free white paper sponsored by Vizient
Today, most hospitals are spending more on purchased services than they need to. In fact, purchased services are ripe with financial savings possibilities — yet these areas are largely unexplored in many healthcare organizations. Why? As with many complex challenges, one major factor is knowing where to begin. Which purchased services categories should be the priority? What's the best strategy? What role does data play? Is expert advice available? 
Vizient's new white paper and webinar address three primary steps to achieving savings in purchased services, and identify the top 10 spend categories that typically provide the highest return. In addition, they will demonstrate one hospital's purchased services savings successes and provide actionable tips to help you begin improving.

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(Free registration required to access the white paper and attend a webinar.) 
For more information, email Vizient at SupplyChain@Vizientinc.com.
9. Embracing and Implementing Sustainability in Your Organization
Sustainability 101 – AHRMM eLearning Course
Sustainability 101 provides participants a comprehensive introduction to sustainability and Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP). This eLearning course will include definitions and participants will become familiar with the Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals which provides tools and resources that are vendor, product, and service provider-neutral. All Roadmap materials are available for download without charge.
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Member Price: $49 | Non-Member Price: $65 | CPE Credit: 1.5
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