On February 1, 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) Final Rule, implementing Section 1128G of the Social Security Act.
The Sunshine Act (passed in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act and summarized here) requires applicable manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies to report annually all payments and other transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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