Life Science Compliance Update

October 02, 2017

Webinar: Risks and Opportunities in Today’s Changing World of Continuing Medical Education


On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, our editor Thomas Sullivan will be a host of “Risks and Opportunities in Today’s Changing World of Continuing Medical Education,” a webinar. The webinar will discuss ways to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented in today’s healthcare environment and how you can minimize the risks to your Continuing Medical Education (CME) office.

Participants in the webinar will: gain perspective on the changing federal healthcare environment in the United States, including an overview of applicable rules and regulations; learn what the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules for CME and performance improvement/quality improvement will mean, and how to prepare for the 2018 implementation; discuss the challenges with new and proposed state policies; understand the new policy of MedTech Europe that will prohibit medical device companies from directly funding European physician travel to U.S.-based meetings, and the implications it may have on their activities; and learn about the American Academy of Family Physicians’ new blended learning format option, and how to incorporate it into your educational programming to provide a more effective learning process.

In addition to Mr. Sullivan, the webinar will feature viewpoints from Andy Rosenberg, Senior Advisor for the CME Coalition and Amy Smith, Senior Manager of CME Credit Systems and Compliance for the American Academy of Family Physicians.

If you are interested in participating, please register here.

September 29, 2017

Webinar: Trump or Trumped – Update on CME and Federal Policy


On October 25, 2017, Andrew Rosenberg at Thorn Run Partners and Thomas Sullivan, our editor and President of Rockpointe Corporation, will present a webinar on CME and federal policy. The webinar will be hosted by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP).

The webinar will focus on the various health reform plans that continue to swirl around Washington, D.C., and what they may mean for continuing medical education (CME). Some of the topics to be discussed during the webinar include: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) versus current Republican proposals; reviewing the Open Payment policy and CME changes, including where they may be leading; and evaluating the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the role CME will play in its success.

The webinar will take place from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST on October 25, 2017. If you are interested, please register here. If you have any questions, you can contact

September 13, 2017

Retrospect and Looking Forward: A Review of Three Full Years of Open Payments Data and Media Coverage


Tomorrow, September 14, 2017, from 10:00 am EST – 11:00 am EST, qordata is hosting a webinar on the three years of Open Payments data that has been made public. The speaker is none other than our editor, Thomas Sullivan, who looks forward to sharing highlights on the full three years of Open Payments data, and give some insight on what likely lies ahead in the future.

In addition to reviewing the 2014-2016 Open Payments data, Mr. Sullivan looks forward to providing insights on the following:

  • Media coverage of Open Payments and the released data sets;
  • New State laws, including transparency laws and “gift bans”;
  • Recommendations on the Open Payments program;
  • Congressional actions on Open Payments; and
  • Where do we go from here

If you are a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Director of Compliance, or Compliance Manager, we encourage you to register and attend.

In the event that you are unable to attend the webinar live, recordings will be emailed to all registrants once available. Please click here to register.


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