HIBCC Industry News

HIBCC Industry News

Although our scope has expanded beyond the initial HIBC labeling mandate issued 30 years ago, we have continued to emphasize ‘safety first’ through the years.

As such, the Health Industry Business Communication Council has an important advocacy and educational role in today’s healthcare industry. We are proud to act as the forum through which consensus can be reached as all parties work together to ensure a safer, more efficient industry.

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HIBCC clarifies indentification of device-software versions in the HIBC supplier labeling standard and UDI

June 18, 2014
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At the recent HIBCC Auto-ID Committee meeting it was confirmed that the serial number field in the secondary data structure (the “production identifier” data source for UDI) may be used to accommodate software version identification. It is common for software versions to use a “.” to differentiate incremental changes in software, and since use of.. read more →

HIN Distribution Files Available Online

June 6, 2014
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On Friday, June 6, 2014, a new set of HIN distribution files will be available online. Download the periodic HIN distribution from iHIN at http://www.hibcchin.org/ read more →

HIBCC to be a Sponsor of the UDI Implementation Workshop

April 24, 2014
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HIBCC to be a Sponsor of the UDI Implementation Workshop May 20-22, 2014 ♦ Baltimore, MD http://www.udiconference.com/ Bringing the UDI Regulation & the Global UDI Database (GUDID) to Life! The UDI Implementation Workshop is for Class III Medical Device Manufacturers who are in immediate need of information and guidance to meet the September 24, 2014.. read more →

HIBCC Releases New HIN Activity Codes To Comply With 340B GPO Prohibition Rule

April 1, 2014
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As a consequence of recent changes in 340B compliance measures HIBCC has released four new activity codes to be used by HIN licensees to identify Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) account transactions. As of April 1st, HIN requests with the following activity codes will be accepted. Activity Code        Description W4                  WAC – Disproportionate.. read more →

Auto-ID Committee Meeting Scheduled for June 12, 2014

March 28, 2014
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The next meeting of the HIBCC Auto-ID Technical Committee meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, which is located adjacent to the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue, Memphis TN. You can make your room reservation at the Holiday Inn by calling 901-678-8200. Identify yourself.. read more →

340B/WAC HIN Enumeration Before Effective Date

March 20, 2014
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HIBCC will now enumerate 340B/WAC HINs within 30 days of the program start date. In order to further assist our licensees, HIN requests for any 340B or WAC account will be accepted up to 30 days before the program effective date of the covered entity or contracted pharmacy. read more →