“Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance” continues to be the major, and only, resource book for the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program, sponsored by Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Currently there are 1,600 HMCC’s worldwide and it has become the most recognized designation in the healthcare and life science meeting industry. The book is also a recommended resource for the Events Industry Council’s CMP HC (Healthcare) certification program.
New charts and policy updates are just a few of the revisions in the 234 pages of the 4th edition. Please order your copy of Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, 4th edition at least 2 weeks prior to your class. This book is required for ALL students taking the HMCC class.
Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance was the first resource guide written primarily for those who devote a major portion of their time to working in the healthcare industry.
Since its first edition in 2009, the world of healthcare and the world at large have changed. The pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries are increasingly facing a more challenging regulatory and enforcement environment throughout the globe. Pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers doing business abroad face myriad legal, regulatory, and compliance issues.
Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, Fourth Edition updates the body of knowledge for those working in these turbulent industries. Whether you are a manufacturer, physician, group purchasing organization (GPO), physician-owned distributorship (POD), or teaching hospital, or one involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend, having a basic understanding of the who, what, where, and how of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will enhance your knowledge and scope of reasoning.
Author Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, is senior director of healthcare compliance for Maritz Travel and is a principal instructor of the HMCC program. She previously served as MPI’s director of professional development, healthcare sector.
What’s NEW in the Fourth Edition?
Targeted international section
Updated section on states with different laws
Transfer of Value explained
CMS Final Ruling
Open Payments requirements and correction process explained
Penalties and fines explained
Filing specifications explained
Updated timeline through 2017
Open Payments System Enhancements
44 pages of glossary terms
Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, Fourth Edition is also helpful for those who devote a major portion of their time to planning and arranging medical/healthcare meetings. Suppliers such as hotels, convention centers, audio visual companies, trade show/exhibit companies, restaurants, and any other providers of support products and services should understand their client’s expectations and how they can provide data analytic’s that respond to government regulations.
This resource will help the meeting planner:
- Stay up to date on regulations affecting compliance
- Understand compliance variations on the state level
- Keep informed with details on new government and industry guidance
- Save time with regulations at a glance
- Implement the latest best practices for compliance programs
- Be able to locate regulations in 180 countries worldwide
- See answers to frequently asked questions
- Locate additional compliance resources
- Access a glossary of medical meeting and presenting terminology
- Adhere to requirements of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act
Sections include The Facts at a Glance, Timeline of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Global and U.S. Compliance and Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions, Resources by Country, and Glossary.
Author Pat Schaumann is a leader in the meeting management and healthcare meetings industry. She is the past president of Meeting IQ and founder of the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association. Her book, The Successful Guide to Destination Management, is used in over 200 universities. Pat was a contributing editor to the Convention Liaison Council CIC Manual, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Editions.