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    Recorded Webinar


    Interactive E-Learning

    AMS Course Descriptions

    Masters Curriculum

    Healthcare Reform & Government Issues

    ACO & Acute Care Reimbursement Trends         

    The rapid growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) shows no signs of slowing down. ACOs increase provider collaboration and patient care coordination, which impacts products and supplies for all organizations participating. Further, reimbursement policies tied to quality goals and cost savings mean ACOs are focused on efficient, effective care. Join HIDA's Linda Rouse O'Neill, Vice President of Government Affairs and Elizabeth Hilla, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the HIDA Educational Foundation, to understand ACOs and how they will continue to impact distributors.

    The webinar answered:

    • What is an ACO and what organizations can participate? • What quality measures drive ACO decision-making? • How do private sector ACOs differ from Medicare ACOs? • How are ACOs changing the market and what trends should distributors expect?

    Preparing for Round Two of Competitive Bidding           

    Whether you’ve won competitive bidding contracts or not, Medicare Part B is evolving. Round Two prices have been announced and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has started awarding contracts. CMS will pay on average 45% less for durable medical equipment in Round 2 of the program, which is scheduled to expand competitive bidding to 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) on July 1, 2013. How will you survive the Round 2 landscape?

    Listen to this recorded webinar to learn from industry expert Jeffrey Baird, Chairman of the Health Care Group at the law firm Brown & Fortunato, about the following topics:


  • • Rights and obligations of a supplier under a contract; • Sub-contract agreements; • Grandfathering; • Potential new business models; and • Best practices for surviving the new landscape.

    Physician Sunshine Act final Regulation          

    Many distributors of drugs and devices requiring prescriptions have been stunned to discover that they are now subject to sweeping new federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act reporting requirements. In a key definitional change in the final regulation, CMS determined that distributors, wholesalers, repackagers, relabelers and kitters that hold title to covered products will be considered an “applicable manufacturer” and required by federal law to report any payments or transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals, including meals, consulting fees, gifts, certain educational materials, and more. CMS will publish in the Internet the names of affected distributors, as well as the payment amounts and the names of the physicians or hospitals to which payments were made. Failure to report and inaccurate reporting will subject the distributor to civil monetary penalties.

    With data collection required to start on August 1, 2013, and reporting required as of March 31, 2014, it is important to understand the potential impact of this final rule on your business. Distributors and manufacturers alike will benefit from this program where you will learn:

    • How to determine if your company must report • What products are covered • What information must be reported to the government • What payments and transfers of value must be reported • What physicians and teaching hospitals are covered • When civil money penalties apply

    Best Practices for Vaccine Administration        

    In recent years, more vaccination programs have shifted to vaccines supplied in prefilled syringes to make their vaccination process safer and more streamlined. Using vaccines in prefilled syringes ensures the least possible chance of error while offering improved efficiency. Further research also indicates and quantifies that there are cost- savings achieved by using prefilled syringes.

    As healthcare providers begin pre-booking vaccines and preparing for the 2013-2014 flu season, check out this webinar led by Dr. Litjen Tan, the Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition. The webinar covered:

    • Important safety initiatives that are aided by the use of prefilled syringes; • New efficiencies gained by streamlining vaccine administration, and; • Potential cost-savings available for providers.

    Are You Ready for the Medical Device Excise Tax?        

    At a time when the industry is concerned about bringing costs down, the Medical Device tax, which will begin January 1, 2013, has providers, insurers and manufacturers concerned. What do distributors need to know about the tax and how will it impact the products they provide? Join Rita Cavanagh, tax expert and partner with Latham & Watkins to learn how the tax will impact the industry and how the IRS plans to treat kitting, retail exemptions and more.

    This webinar answered:


  • • How the medical device tax defines a taxable medical device, retail exemption and kitting • How businesses can best anticipate related 2013 FDA regulations that may impact the device tax • What factors IRS agents may use in audits

    Healthcare Consolidation Report

    HIDA’s 2012 Healthcare Consolidation report provides insights into consolidation trends across markets. This recorded webinar focused on several major healthcare consolidation trends discussed in this years’ report.

    • Mergers and acquisitions • Hospital-physician integration • Accountable care organizations (ACOs) • Integrated delivery networks (IDNs)

    2012-2013 Economic Insights and Outlook

    The U.S. economy is often described in complex economic jargon that can be rather difficult to distill. Multiple factors, including unemployment, the housing market, inflation, and the current debt/deficit crisis, can be difficult to connect for a complete picture of what the future holds. Join us for understandable insight on economic data and trends relevant to businesses large and small.

    This recorded webinar answered:

    • How does our current financial situation compare to previous recessions? • Where does the United States really stand relative to other global economies? • What are the related business implications of the US economy's current direction?

    Leaping into the Unknown: The Future of Healthcare Reform

    The Supreme Court is expected to rule on healthcare reform by the end of June. No matter what its decision – to strike down the law, to invalidate certain parts, or to leave it intact – questions will remain. In this interactive session, get details on the decision and its likely significance for your company and your customers. HIDA’s government affairs team assessed critical components of the healthcare reform law and determined what’s in and what’s out, what’s unclear, and what’s next.

    You’ll gain insights on: • The future of accountable care organizations (ACOs) • Implementation of the medical device tax • New programs rewarding providers for positive outcomes, and penalizing them for infections and mistakes • How providers are likely to respond • How suppliers can help

    UDI Proposed Rule: What Manufacturers and Distributors Need to Know

    On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited proposed rule for Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements for medical devices. UDI requirements will permit the tracking of certain medical devices throughout the supply chain, but some medical devices will be fully exempt from these requirements.

    In this webinar, heard directly from senior FDA official Jay Crowley on what the FDA UDI rule means for our industry in practical terms.

    Discussion topics included:


  • • UDI effect on distributors, manufacturers, and providers • Implementation timeline • How to implement UDI

    How Will ACOs Impact the Supply Chain?

    As health reform implementation continues to transform the market landscape, how will accountable care organizations (ACOs) impact organizations' use and purchasing habits for products and supplies? Join HIDA's Linda Rouse O'Neill, Vice President of Government Affairs and Elizabeth Hilla, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the HIDA Educational Foundation, to understand what ACOs will look like and how they will impact distributors.

    The webinar covered:

    • What is an accountable care organization? • How do policy regulations impact their quality and financ