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NPDB Guidebook revision would clarify investigation reporting issues

Physicians always have been justifiably concerned about reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) regarding malpractice payments and adverse peer review actions. Two areas of frequent uncertainty have...more

Two Databases Become One: HRSA’s Rule on Reporting Provider Sanctions

The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) has issued a final rule (“HRSA Rule”) that will eliminate duplicative federal reporting requirements of provider sanctions and other adverse actions taken against...more

Here Comes the Sun: What You Need to Know about the Sunshine Act and Its Implementing Rules

After years of deliberation, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited regulations to implement the specific requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine) on February 1,...more

CMS Delays Data Collection Under ACA's Physician Payments Sunshine Act to January 1, 2013 May 9, 2012

On May 3, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officially announced that it will delay data-collection and reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Physician...more

What Hospitals and Physicians Need to Know about CMS’s Proposed Rule Interpreting the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on December 14, 2011 its much-anticipated proposed rule interpreting the requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Act), enacted by Congress as Section 6002...more

CMS Issues Proposed Sunshine Act Regulations

Bright-Light Scrutiny on Payments by Drug and Device Makers to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals and Certain Physician Ownership Interests The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal...more

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Little Guidance, But Many Potential Risks

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act), passed on March 23, 2010, requires all U.S. manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, biologics, and medical supplies covered under Medicare, Medicaid, or the State...more

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