ST LOUIS, January 11, 2013–Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance: Resource Guide, an easy-to-use and practical guide to understanding a complex and confounding topic in the healthcare meeting industry: the who, what, where, and how of healthcare meeting regulations and laws, featuring the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
This 130-page trade paperback is the latest work of Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, a leader in the meeting management and healthcare meetings industry. She is the president of Meeting IQ and founder of the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA). Her book, The Successful Guide to Destination Management, is used in over 200 universities.
“I have been in the healthcare meeting industry for many years and any guidance that can be given on compliance, regulations, and reporting will be a helpful tool for me and my organization.”
—Elizabeth Winstanley, CMP
Director, Pharmaceutical Sales
WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort
“Within the healthcare meeting segment, the new regulations, compliances, and reporting processes are confusing additions to our current and demanding workload. Pat’s guide offers simple language to these complex and daunting laws. Information about the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will be easier to reference and understand as we all transition into these new processes and reporting requirements. We need to understand how this impacts our meetings and this timely guide, with a glossary of terms, will be a helpful tool for me and my organization.”
—Marian Long, CMP
Director of Meeting Services
American Association of Diabetes Educators
“This book sheds light on a convoluted yet critical set of regulations. It brings together Pat’s years of experience in the hospitality industry with her strong research skills. It’s an appealing, easy-to-read book that will be used repeatedly as the go-to reference guide for healthcare meetings.
—Jennifer Giancola, Ph.D.
Dean, the School for Professional Studies
St. Louis University
Simple, targeted, and geared to a ground-level interpretation of U.S. and global healthcare compliance regulations, codes, mandates, and laws, this book is written for professionals working in the healthcare industry. Whether for a physician, manufacturer, GPO, POD, or a meeting planner or supplier, the basics needed to plan, execute and report are included in this helpful guide.
Contents include the first-ever glossary of terms relevant to the medical meeting industry and a complete global reference list of all 196 countries that will prove to be invaluable in planning meetings abroad. Other topics include The Facts at a Glance, Timeline of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Global and U.S. Compliance and Regulations, and FAQs.
Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance: Resource Guide, published by Publishing Concepts, L.L.C., is available on http://www.meetingcompliance.com. Quantity discounts are offered to groups and organizations. For more information, call 314.781.8880 ext. 108.
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