The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) has issued a final rule (“HRSA Rule”) that will eliminate duplicative federal reporting requirements of provider sanctions and other adverse actions taken against health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers. Previously, state licensing and certification authorities, government agencies, and health care entities reported overlapping data elements regarding sanctions and other adverse actions to both the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) and the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new HRSA Rule implements the mandate in Section 6403 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to transfer all data in the HIPDB into the NPDB and to phase-out the HIPDB.As part of the transition to a single database, the HRSA Rule reconciles gaps and duplication between the reporting requirements of the two current … [Read more...] about Two Databases Become One: Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rule on Reporting Provider Sanctions
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Dr Gopal Krishna June 6, 2018 10:44 am Change Font Size Database state is an exercise in outsourcing of government through technologies that govern individuals to admittedly undemocratic entities wherein the biometric identification is being made a pre-condition for citizens to have any rights Database State, a report from the UK, has revealed how the old maxim, ‘If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear’ has been given a very public burial. The report states, “In October 2007, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs lost two discs containing a copy of the entire child benefit database. Suddenly issues of privacy and data security were on the front page of most newspapers and leading the TV news bulletins. The millions of people affected by this data loss, who may have thought they had nothing to hide, were shown that they do have much to fear from the failures of the database state.” … [Read more...] about Why Aadhaar Act is a Black Act -Part II
The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation (BPCI) Act of 2009 was enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish an abbreviated pathway for the licensure by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of biological products demonstrated to be biosimilar to or interchangeable with a FDA-licensed reference product. We at the BRIC Wall Blog decided to review the current status of biosimilars in the U.S.FDA GuidancesSince the BPCI Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the FDA has issued six guidances relating to biosimilars or reference biological products. These guidances are:1. Guidance for Industry on Biosimilars: Q & A’s Regarding Implementation of the BPCI Act of 2009 – issued February 9, 2012.2. Scientific Considerations in Demonstrating Biosimilarity to a Reference Product – issued February 9, 2012.3. Quality Considerations in Demonstrating Biosimilarity to a Reference Protein Product – issued … [Read more...] about A Review of the Status of Biosimilars in the U.S.
Once thought of as weapons of war, commercial use of drones is now on the rise, with companies like Amazon jostling to position themselves at the forefront of the market (launching futuristic initiatives such as Prime Air and filing patent applications for inventions like flying warehouses). In the medical industry, drones have been trialled for the delivery of blood and medicines to remote areas, including in Rwanda and the US. But what, if anything, might drones bring to the sports industry? Do they have more to offer than the – admittedly appealing but arguably impractical (at least from a safety point of view) – idea of having a beer delivered to you in your seat at the stadium?Whilst many wrote off the ‘flying bar’ concept as a gimmick, it was a very real venture and its refusal by the US Federal Aviation Administration is a good example of the current confines around the expansion of commercial drone use. The challenge is to capitalise on the … [Read more...] about Magnificent Flying Machines? The Growing Role Of Drones In Sport
Two years ago, Ann Lee Gibson picked a certain Washington, D.C., law firm as the weakest link in that legal market. She does so every year with the big legal markets around the country.Gibson applied her own metrics to the firm’s numbers in a legal publication’s listings of the highest grossing law firms. They looked good, but she saw a pattern over several years: Earnings were stuck at the same level, which would cause internal friction among the lawyers. And one of the firm’s biggest practice areas, telecom, was way down and falling.Sure enough, now the firm has lost a sizable number of lawyers and reportedly is in play for splitting, merging or whatever it can salvage.Gibson is a business development consultant for law firms–she’s tallied $400 million and counting in new business for her clients over the past seven years. Based in West Plains, Mo., and a very frequent flier, she worked previously as a marketer inside two California based law firms, … [Read more...] about Intelligent Competition