“A must-read for hoteliers and restaurateurs who want to capture their share of this booming market.”
—Stowe Shoemaker, PhD
Dean, Harrah College of Hospitality University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance is written primarily for those who devote a major portion of their time to working in the healthcare industry involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend. The following updates have been made to the Fifth Edition: updated international section, improved glossary, revised maps and charts, and Covid-19 updates. In addition, the e-book version also contains color-enhanced charts and maps. Whether you are a manufacturer, physician, group purchasing organization (GPO), physician-owned distributorship (POD), or teaching hospital, having a basic understanding of the who, what, where, and how of the state and federal guidelines will enhance your knowledge and scope of reasoning.


What’s Included:

  • Facts and Timelines
  • U.S. and Global Compliance and Regulations
  • Organized Charts
  • World Maps
  • Resources by Country
  • Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

“Pat Schaumann was early on the scene in understanding the compliance landscape in medical meetings. She continues to support the industry with her latest book to clarify this complex arena.”
—Dusty Korbel, CMP, HMCC
Vice President, Syneos Health

“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 understand of the ever-changing landscape of governmental regulations, then this is the book for you.”
—David Peckinpaugh, CMP
President, Maritz Global Events

“Medical meetings are remarkably effective if they are executed correctly. This is the only book that teaches planners how to follow the regulations, so their meetings are compliant AND effective. Pat makes understanding this changing landscape easy to digest and integrate into our processes.”
—Jeff Guberman, HMCC
Chief Executive Officer, McVeigh Global Meetings and Events

“Navigating, managing, and staying up to date on all the compliance requirements for healthcare meetings at any given time can be a challenge; having the Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance book readily available as a valuable resource guide makes your day-to-day operations a little smoother for your company, stakeholders, and attendees.”
—Dawn Will, CMP, HMCC
Director, Global Meetings & Conventions: Regeneron

“Anyone involved in healthcare meetings needs to keep abreast of the myriad of regulations, pitfalls, risks, and mitigations. Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance is the bible of healthcare compliance and continues to be the standard resource for both new and established professionals. Pat Schaumann selflessly shares her decades of knowledge to make the industry a better place for patients, healthcare workers and suppliers.”
—Michael P. Mahoney, HMCC
Genentech Senior Director, Strategic Event Services

“Working in a highly regulated industry, it is of utmost importance to have the awareness and competence in the latest compliance regulations that impact interaction with healthcare professionals. In an ever-changing and heavily regulated environment it is necessary to have the most updated requirements to manage compliance regulations. Pat’s book Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance is a great venue that provides the ‘all-inclusive’ knowledge and experience needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex industry. I say all-inclusive as it is not limited to one geography or one type of HCP.”
—Rawya Tullgren, HMCC
Head, Global Meetings & Events Strategy & Solutions, Takeda Pharmaceuticals