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Congratulations to New Lifetime Fellow, Mickey Sparrow
AHRMM congratulates Mickey Sparrow, CMRP, FAHRMM, Materiel Manager at Palmetto Health Tuomey, for achieving his Lifetime Fellow status. AHRMM Fellows (FAHRMM) are awarded Lifetime Fellow status after completing their third Fellow renewal, demonstrating a continued dedication and leadership in the field.
The designation of FAHRMM recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the healthcare supply chain field.
View all Seven Parts of the Revenue Cycle Webcast and Earn 1.5 CPEs
Revenue Cycle Basics, Charge Capture and Supply Chain
Access the full webcast series documenting various aspects of the revenue cycle and how it impacts healthcare supply chain.
Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft
Receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! 
Watch all seven parts of the webcast, and register for the quiz here.
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in February 2017:
  • Peter Beshara, Bayonne, NJ
  • Kylie IronBear, Great Falls, MT
  • Thomas Moore, Jb Andrews, MD
  • Karrey Pecore, Tampa, FL
  • Stephen Post, New Haven, CT
  • Kelsey Rando, Vestal, NY
Report from the February 2017 AHRMM Board Meeting is Now Available
Download the AHRMM Board Meeting Overview Report from February 9-10, 2017 here.
The report, compiled after each board meeting, is intended to keep members, chapter leaders, and collaborators informed about the work of the AHRMM Board. You can search previous Board Meeting Overview reports in the Leadership section on the AHRMM website.
CMS Delays CJR Expansion, Bundled Payment Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday delayed the applicable date for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services, and new cardiac rehabilitation incentive program from July 1 to Oct. 1. The programs were all part of a final rule issued in December. CMS said the delay allows for the possibility of additional notice and comment rulemaking to make any warranted changes. The agency also seeks comment on the appropriateness of a further delay to Jan. 1, 2018.
Source: AHA News Now – March 20, 2017
MedPAC Issues March Report To Congress
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission last week released its March report to Congress. For more information, see the MedPAC factsheet.
Source: AHA News Now – March 16, 2017
FDA Class I Recall: SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps by Medtronic
Medtronic is recalling the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pumps because a software problem may cause unintended delivery of drugs during a priming bolus procedure, used to quickly deliver large dose of medication from the device to the patient's spine.
Source: HPN Daily Update – March 15, 2017
IHI, NPSF to Merge; Propose ‘Public Health Framework’ to Advance Patient Safety
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and National Patient Safety Foundation last week announced plans to merge May 1. IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organization and NPSF President and CEO Tejal Gandhi, M.D., its combined patient safety programs. As part of the announcement, NPSF proposed a “public health framework,” endorsed by IHI, to guide and advance patient safety efforts.
Source: AHA News Now – March 14, 2017
Comparison Report of the Compensation Survey – FREE for Members
Designed specifically for the healthcare supply chain, the comparison report will help you measure, identify, and compare current trends and demographics to better determine your fair market value.
AHRMM members can download the latest AHRMM comparison report of the compensation surveys collected in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
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