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AHRMM17 Exhibition
AHRMM17 Exhibition
AHRMM Exhibition is the premier showcase of the latest products, technology, and services for healthcare supply chain. Each year, AHRMM Exhibition brings together approximately 200 vendors and more than 1,000 attendees, collectively managing billions of dollars in healthcare purchases.
 
The trade show offers an ideal forum for establishing and strengthening professional relationships to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of supply chain operations. Come experience the best networking opportunity of 2017 and discuss recent advances within the healthcare supply chain field.
 
Webinar on June 14: Get the Leeches Out of Your Item Master
Join Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS ) as they explain the journey they have taken over the last year to design, build, and deploy Clinical ConneXion to send data directly from GHX to Epic, allowing them to provide a more robust item file to Epic, with the goal of fully eliminating one-time (miscellaneous) supplies and to truly get the leeches out of their item master. This webinar is presented in collaboration with HIMSS. 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit will be awarded by AHRMM.
 
Term of the Month
Merit Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) is a modified fee for service model approved by MACRA to consolidate the former reporting programs, (Physician Quality Reporting System, Value Based Modifier, Meaningful Use), to provide greater flexibility. It is expected that the majority of physicians will choose this model.
 
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HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Medical Device Safety and Recalls
 
Magellan Diagnostics Inc. Recalls LeadCare Plus and Ultra Testing Systems Due to Inaccurate Test Results
Magellan Diagnostics is recalling the LeadCare Plus and the LeadCare Ultra Testing Systems because they may underestimate the blood lead levels (BLL) and give inaccurate results when processing venous blood samples. Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning. The use of affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences.
 
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Daily Digest Bulletin - May 27, 2017
 
Class I Recall: HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Abbott-Thoratec
The HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller is intended for use inside or outside of the hospital. Model/Item Numbers recalled are: 105109, 106015, 106762, 107801 and Manufactured July 2012 to December 2016. The recall was initiated March 30, 2017.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - May 26, 2017
Institute Issues Guidance for Protecting Medical Device Systems from Ransomware
TECRI Institute released guidance to help hospitals protect their medical device systems from ransomware attacks. The report provides recommendations for adapting general cybersecurity principles to the particular requirements of medical device systems, including do’s and don’ts for quickly responding to emerging threats.
 
Source: AHA News Now - May 26, 2017
IRF and LTCH Quality Data Preview Reports Available June 1
Beginning June 1, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals will be able to review their quality data for 30 days before it is reported on the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites in September, announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time,” the agency said. “However, providers can request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data is inaccurate.” The LTCH central line-associated bloodstream infections measure will not be displayed on preview reports due to an error within the calculations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, CMS said. For details on accessing the preview reports, see the LTCH and IRF instructions.
 
Source: AHA News Now - May 24, 2017
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