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8th Annual Forum on Transparency and Aggregate Spend

Transparency and Aggregate Spend 2014 August 18-20, 2014 Washington, District of Columbia The most highly acclaimed transparency meeting provides your best opportunity to gather lessons learned from 2013 Open Payments Reporting. Once again this year, the forum includes the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the status of and guidelines for Open Payments Reporting, new processes, tools and techniques to help you comply with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and increase the effectiveness of transparency initiatives in your organization.

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2014 U.S. Trends in Aggregate Spend Disclosure and Transparency

Over the past 5 years, Cegedim has been surveying the industry to identify compliance trends and to see how manufacturers are adapting to the constantly evolving regulatory landscape. 51 manufacturers surveyed Understand details around aggregate spend solutions Learn how manufacturers are getting data into their system Assess how manufacturers are using the data within their system Gain insights on what manufacturers are doing to prepare for the trend toward global transparency Learn the expected impact on physician’s personal interactions with manufacturers To download this Free Cegedim Report « Final Thoughts » of this 23 pages report : With the implementation of Sunshine …

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CMS Database Shows Medicare Payments to Doctors and others healthcare providers in 2012

The Wall Street Journal has published a searchable database of information made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The list shows total Medicare payments to doctors and other health care providers across the country, including Arkansas, in 2012. This is the first time such information has been released this way, and the Obama administration is casting it as part its work « to make our health care system more transparent, affordable, and accountable. » Doctors and other health care providers, however, aren’t so happy about the data’s release. You can search the Journal’s database here, and you can download …

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CBI Aggregate Spend West Conference Highlights: Painful Adjustments to New Regulatory Realities

CBI’s 5th Annual Sunshine and Aggregate Spend West conference held in San Diego shed light on the many pain points life sciences organizations have faced, and continue to face in modifying corporate processes and procedures to accommodate for data collection and reporting activities as required by the Federal Sunshine Act. Ben Carmel, Head of Global Offering Development at Polaris, closed the conference with a panel on international compliance for medical device organizations. He noted that EFPIA adoption has been faster than initially anticipated and member nations are considering whether it should be enacted as code or as law. Additionally, he …

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Connecticut Requires Pharmaceutical and Device Companies to Report Payments and Transfers of Value Made To Nurse Practitioners and other APRNs

For the first time in five years a state has passed legislation aimed at reporting payments from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to healthcare providers. Starting October 2014, Connecticut will require pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to report payments and transfers of value to advance practice registered nurses (APRNs). This group includes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives. APRNs are excluded from the reporting obligations under the Federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The disclosure requirement is part of a new law in Connecticut that allows APRNs to practice independent of physicians. Pour lire l’article de Policy & Medicine

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