CMS Proposes Changes to Physician Payments Sunshine Act Implementing Regulations


On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released four proposed changes for comment to the implementing regulations for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The proposed changes would amend the final rule CMS published in February 2013, and will be officially published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 11, 2014 within a Proposed Rule devoted predominantly to proposed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule for calendar year 2015.

CMS’s proposed changes, if adopted, would take effect for data collection beginning January 1, 2015. The changes would not impact current data collection efforts for the calendar year 2014 reporting period. CMS is soliciting comments from interested stakeholders on its proposed changes. Comments must be received by CMS no later than September 2, 2014...

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