Preparing For Sunshine Act Rules

How Should Medical Device Technology Companies Prepare For Sunshine Act Rules? How much is the Physician Payment Sunshine Act going to add to the cost of meeting reporting requirements? Probably a lot more than most medical device technology companies realize, according to a recent article on the Mass Device website. Jonathan Kellerman, compliance and risk …

How Can Companies Overcome The Medical Device Tax With Technology?

How Can Companies Overcome The Medical Device Tax With Technology? Clearly, the medical device industry was hit hard in 2012. More than 7,000 people were laid off. No wonder an article on the MassDevice website calls it ?the year of the layoff.? Some of the medical device industry?s biggest companies announced significant workforce reductions in …

How Might The Medical Device Tax Spur Interest In New Collaborative Tools?

Using Collaborative Tool to help minimize the impact of the Medical Device Tax.? As companies continue to deal with the impact of the medical device tax, new technologies and applications can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects. New collaboration capabilities in CRM, SharePoint, Yammer and even Office make it easier than ever to increase …

FDA/CMS Announce Long Delayed Ruling on Sunshine Act

As some of you may know, the FDA/CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medical Services) have been (very) late in issuing their final ruling as to when physician Sunshine Act reporting will begin. Those of you who follow me via Twitter and on the i3 Community site know that I’ve been posting updates about the Sunshine …

Sunshine Act Update – September 2012

  Back in December of last year and May of this year I wrote a couple of blog posts about the Sunshine Act compliance deadlines and extensions communicated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). If you?ve been wondering what?s happening with the final decision on Sunshine Act deadlines, you are not alone. …

Texas Medical Association Says Scrap ICD-10

  Texas doctors, through the Texas Medical Association, submitted comments to HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) recommending HHS scraps the implementation of ICD-10 completely. (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition). Original article: Healthcare business news and research ModernHealthcare Article – Texas Suggests Scrapping ICD-10 The Texas Medical Association …

Update on Sunshine Act Compliance Deadlines

Back in December I wrote a blog post about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule change for reporting on the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act. Original post here: http://i3.infinityinfo.com/blogs/entry/sunshine-act-compliance-deadlines-extended The CMS had decided to extend the data collection start date from January 1, 2012 to ?some later date?. A few days ago, on …

HHS Announces New Compliance Dates for ICD-10

In February this year we heard that Health and Human Services (HHS) was going to delay implementing ICD-10 diagnostic codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, or ICD-10). At that time HHS did not announce a new date. You can read more from my related blog post here. Yesterday, April …

iPharma Connect Conference?The New Commercial Model

The 11th Annual iPharma Connect Conference was held last week in Philadelphia. This year?s theme was ?Digital Innovation for Marketing Decision Makers in the Life Sciences Industry?. I will share some notes on the conference and key trends and ideas that might provide you some value as well. At its core, digital marketing is about …