A blog by attorneys for anyone interested in or affected by The Sunshine Act.

March2014

Welcome to the Sunshine Act Blog

Welcome to the Sunshine Act Blog. My name is Russ Robinson. I am an attorney in the Health Care Department at Posternak Blankstein & Lund, LLP, a Boston law firm. I will be making regular posts updating you on recent developments on the Sunshine Act, also known...

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Phase 1 Registration Ends March 31st

CMS has issued a reminder that Phase 1 registration for applicable manufacturers will come to a close on March 31, 2014.  Registration is required for all applicable manufacturers with 2013 payment or other transfer of value data to report. As I described in my last post, Phase 1...

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CMS Announces Two-Phase Registration Process

CMS recently announced a two-phase process for registering “applicable manufacturers” who must report 2013 payment data to CMS. The CMS announcement can be found at www.cms.gov/regulations-and-guidance/legislation/national-physician-payment-transparency-program/program-registration.htr. The announcement includes step-by-step instructions for the Phase 1 registration process I describe below. The definition of an “applicable manufacturer” is an...

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