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AHRMM NEWS
Voting for the 2017 AHRMM Board Opens on 7/24!
 
Voting for the 2017 Board kicks off on Monday, July 24 during the AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition, and ends on Monday, August 7. All AHRMM members will receive an email notification with access to the voting website. There will be voting stations available for AHRMM members attending the annual conference to cast their vote on-site.
 
  • One Affiliate Seat
  • One Military Seat
  • Two Provider Seats
As an AHRMM member, your participation is vital to the continued success of the Association. Get to know each of the candidates running for the open positions!
 
Strategic Planning Webinar: Integrating Supply Chains Across a Merged Enterprise
On August 9, 2017, hear from Nancy LeMaster on the key components critical to collaboratively developing and implementing an effective integration plan that addresses both technical and cultural issues your organization may face.
 
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in June 2017:
 
Michael Duke, Grapvine, TX
Nancy Miller, Salem, MA
Scott Parker, Jamestown, OH
Kevin Jividen, Sumerco, WV
Melissa Bastin, Bronx, NY
Ashlea Souffrou, Grand Rapids, MI
James Childs, Williamstown, NJ
Shawn Ali, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kerry Collum, Rome, GA
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
McConnell delays action on healthcare
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Saturday night that Senate consideration of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare will be delayed while Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recovers from surgery. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - July 17, 2017
CMS Releases Proposed Rules for 2018 Outpatient PPS and Physician Fee Schedule
Under the rules, OPPS rates would be updated by 1.75% in 2018 compared to 2017, while physician payment rates would increase by an estimated 0.31%. Read the AHA Summary.
 
Source: AHA Today - July 14, 2017
DNA links deadly germs, tainted heart surgery devices to German factory 
Contamination at a German factory that makes crucial machines used during open-heart surgery is the likely source of a global outbreak of deadly infections tied to the devices, the largest analysis to date shows. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - July 14, 2017
FDA deal would relax rules on reporting medical device problems
Device makers will still have to quickly report any injuries or deaths related to their products. They would have more time, though, to file reports on devices that may not be working properly, and have the potential for injury. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - July 13, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
 
Member Price: $98 | Non-Member Price: $198
 
This interactive eLearning course teaches how to effectively operationalize contracts, resulting in an organized management process that will allow the entire organization to purchase quality products at the lowest cost.
 
Presenter: Madhu Pillai, director, Systems and Measurements-Supply Chain Services, Temple University Health System
 
 
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