The guidance calls for 2014 reporting by April 1, 2015.
When signed into law in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put a renewed focus on transparency. While section 6002, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act,...more
Teaching hospitals and physicians who speak at continuing medical education (CME) programs should be interested in a July 11, 2014, announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The announcement proposes...more
Did you ever wonder why teaching hospitals can conduct their medical residency “match” program? And why they can share data and use it to help set wages for residents? And why the match program effectively forbids salary...more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today information regarding registration in the Open Payments system for physicians and teaching hospitals interested in reviewing and verifying data reported by...more
Beginning in September 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will publish a list of all payments and transfers of value paid by drug manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals on a publicly...more
Academic Medical Centers and teaching hospitals (AMC/TH) are increasingly choosing to affiliate in some manner with other health care providers in order to surmount significant industry challenges. The first quarter of 2014...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited rules (the "Rules") detailing manufacturers' and group purchasing organizations' reporting requirements under Section 6002...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Act”). The Act requires certain manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, and...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited final rule implementing the Federal Sunshine Law (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7h). (The rule was subsequently published in the Federal...more
The Final Rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act was announced on February 1st and published in the Federal Register on February 8th. The Final Rule establishes procedures for drug and device manufacturers to...more
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.
In recently released decisions, the PRRB and the CMS Administrator addressed a number of issues of interest to many providers. Short summaries of those decisions are provided below. The PRRB and CMS Administrator post their...more
“Covered Recipients” -
The Final Rule retains the proposed definition of “physician” as meaning doctors of medicine and osteopathy, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and chiropractors, who are...more
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