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How Medical Device Technology Boosts Productivity And Lowers Costs


How Can Medical Device Technology Boost Productivity And Lower Costs? Despite a lot of less-than-stellar news for the medical device industry with layoffs and the medical device tax, the good news is the industry is still projected to experience very

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What Does Robotic Surgery Tell Us About Medical Device Innovation?


What Does Robotic Surgery Tell Us About Medical Device Innovation? Life sciences companies face increased pressures, both to demonstrate improved patient outcomes and to prove that their product or drug will reduce costs. A perfect example of how medical device innovation can

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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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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

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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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Sunshine Act Compliance Deadlines Extended


Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally issued a proposed rule implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a day before the Senate Special Committee on Aging was to hold a hearing about the effect of the

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