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Preparing For Sunshine Act Rules


How Should Life Science 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

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Sunshine Act Update – September 2012


  Back in December of last year and May of this year (http://bit.ly/QZbGAU) 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

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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

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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

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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

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FDA Updates Social Media Guidelines for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry


The FDA recently announced (some) updated social media guidelines for pharmaceutical and medical device firms. The actual title of these guidelines are “Guidance for Industry: Responding to Unsolicited Requests for Off-Label Information About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices”. This is

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HHS Delays ICD-10 Compliance Date


Some good news from HHS (Health and Human Services). Doctors, payers, and other providers are getting some breathing room on implementing ICD-10 diagnostic codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, or ICD-10) http://go.cms.gov/A21VAP The original

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