Colorado Medical Society

http://www.cms.org/articles/reminder-review-2013-sunshine-act-data-by-dec.-31/

Reminder: Review 2013 Sunshine Act data by Dec. 31

Friday, December 12, 2014 08:12 AM

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been charged with implementing the Sunshine Act and has called it the Open Payments Program. As part of this program, manufacturers now are required to submit reports on payment, transfer and ownership information.

Reports on 2013 data were released to the public Sept. 30 and are available at cms.gov/openpayments. Physicians have until Dec. 31 to file disputes regarding their 2013 data. Click here for more information from the AMA.