Vetted non-traditional suppliers offer PPE and other supplies and services

April 15, 2020

The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is collaborating with GHX using the same tools, expertise and processes leveraged by its Vendormate solutions to vet non-traditional suppliers offering PPE supplies. 

The Vendormate process has been in place for more than 15 years and is a trusted source of information to credential new vendors. The process includes information such as sanction searches, validating tax ids, reviewing financial snapshots and business licenses/certifications. 

All suppliers are being reviewed through the Vendormate solution using the Fraud Abuse Control Information Systems (FACIS) Level 1M search which is considered the minimal “best practice” and includes all federal level data. Searches are being performed against agency sources of information including Office of the Inspector General (OIG), System for Award Management (SAM), and the FDA. FACIS Level 1M also includes state level Federal Healthcare Entitlement Program (FHEP) related data. This includes information such as state offices of the Medicaid Inspector General or equivalent state’s Attorneys General, the Medicaid Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (“HEAT”) content and any state level contractor or procurement debarment data. 

The listing of these suppliers or their products is for informational purposes only, and in no way constitutes or should be viewed as an endorsement by AHRMM or the American Hospital Association. 

AHRMM has the statement.  

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