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CMS - Open Payments Search Tool is Live

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched a tool designed to make it easier to search the recently published Open Payments data.  The tool allows you to search for physicians, teaching hospitals or companies by name, city, state or specialty.  CMS is also accepting feedback on ways to improve this new search function.  CMS also plans to expand capabilities by adding options like data, charts and graphs.

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2015 HCEA Marketing Summit Registration is Open!

The Marketing Summit is the place where all three segments of HCEA membership convene to discuss, learn and share.  For one day, medical device & pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare associations and industry suppliers unite to tackle and address industry issues.  The 2015 Marketing Summit will take place January 22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.  Start your year off right and register today. 

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2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Speakers, industry leaders and others with the knowledge and expertise to educate healthcare convention and exhibition marketing professionals are invited to propose educational presentations to HCEA for its 2015 Annual Meeting, June 20-23, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. 

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Medicines Australia Code of Conduct

Medicines Australia Code of Conduct is similar to the United States' version of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, however ever there are some significant differences that set them apart.  Transparency is an ever-increasing challenge in our industry and apparently there is no exception to this rule in Australia.  If the proposed changes are approved, the new Code will come into effect in January 2015, with the new transparency reporting starting October 1, 2015.

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Are You Complying with Canada’s New Anti-Spam Rules?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect as of July 1, 2014 and there is no need to panic providing you educate yourself and your organization.  In this case, the CASL includes an "implied consent” provision that should permit organizations to send commercial emails to members and others with whom they have an existing relationship.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: CMS Plans to Eliminate CME Exemption Under Physician Payments Sunshine Act - Some Speaker Compensation Under "Indirect Payment" Could Still Be Excluded - Comments Due to CMS by September 2

On July 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. The 609-page document proposes a number of changes to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, including deleting the specific exemption for payments made to speakers at accredited continuing medical education (CME) events.

What do a Pharmaceutical company, a healthcare Association and a Cardiologist Have in Common?  Three Perspectives on the Value of Virtual Congress Platforms that Align Perfectly.

Face-to-face meetings cannot be replaced and those of us immersed in the healthcare convention marketing, exhibitions and events industry know this instinctively.  However, in this day and age when buzz words and phrases such as efficiency, reduce costs, extend reach, ROI, and the list goes on and on, ring in our ears like an earworm…there is growing evidence that the value of virtual congress platforms extends the online reach for live events.

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Kerry Durgin, PlatformQ Health and Laine Mann, Pfizer, will present The Value of Virtual Congress: A Case Study Showing How You Can Enhance Your Presence at Live Events during Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

 HCEA Member Spotlight

HCEA is turning the Spotlight on HCEA members. Each interview allows you the opportunity to get to know your colleagues within the HCEA community, inspires future HCEA professionals and leaders, and strengthens awareness of the diversity of professions within our industry.

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2015 HCEA Healthcare Convention Marketing Summit

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