Although Medicare graduate medical education reimbursement can be a helpful source of financing to facilitate resident training, many community hospitals have suffered a “gotcha” moment when trying to establish new programs....more
The Open Payments database (the “Database”) is now live, and the first round of data is available to the public on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) website. This first round of data reflects “nearly 4.4...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
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.
“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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