• Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, Fourth Edition updates the body of knowledge for those working in these turbulent industries. Whether you are a manufacturer, physician, group purchasing organization (GPO), physician-owned distributorship (POD), or teaching hospital, or one involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend, having a basic understanding of the who, what, where, and how of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will enhance your knowledge and scope of reasoning. “If there is one word that will dominate the landscape of the healthcare industry in the coming years it is “compliance.” If you want to have a full understanding of the ever-changing landscape of governmental regulations, then this is the book for you.” David Peckinpaugh, CMP President / Maritz Travel Company
  • The book features sections on business rationale; planning; risk management; implementation and audit; and key terminology.  Section quizzes help users evaluate their knowledge before taking the CMP-HC exam. The exam includes 100 items, and is administered electronically at designated testing facilities.  It is open to meeting professionals who hold a valid CMP designation; have at least 36 months of experience in health-care meeting management; and have 15 clock hours of professional development in health-care meeting management, completed in the previous five years. Obtaining the CMP-HC designation is a sign that planners understand key topics in health-care event management, including attendee tracking, data capture, and the reporting of medical meeting spending. “This manual provides the information and tools to help professionals develop that knowledge,” Paul Van Deventer President and Chief Executive Officer of MPI.

    Windblown is a full life biography that capsulizes the life and legend of Doctor Richard S. Buker Junior, M.D.  Buker practiced comprehensive family medicine in the small, relatively isolated town of Chester Montana for almost 50 years. His informed and imaginative healthcare delivery services were courageous, remarkably successful and widely revered.  He practiced during an era of tumultuous political, cultural and healthcare transitions.  Many of these transformative times were witnessed and are scrutinized through the work of the pedantic doctor.  His acquisition of knowledge and daring wilderness adventures are beyond compare. Ultimately, he suffered losses and tragedies that are the common lot of all human beings.  His life was an inspiration and tonic to an area and community of people who reside far away from public view.  Richard Buker’s story offers insights that might help us reconsider our current healthcare system and better understand what matters in medicine.  His life is memorialized because it is worthy of universal regard.