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

October2014

Sunshine Act: New Developments

Following up on its successful publication of 2013 data on the Open Payments website, CMS recently announced several new Sunshine Act/Open Payment developments. Website Search Tool.     Many observers have complained that accessing data on the CMS Open Payments website is cumbersome and time-consuming.  CMS hopes to increase ease of...

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CMS Releases 2015 Teaching Hospital List and Updates Reporting Thresholds

CMS has released the list of teaching hospitals that industry (which includes applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations) must use for reporting 2015 payments and other transfers of value.  CMS revises the teaching hospital list every year.  The 2015 list can be found here:  http://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Downloads/Teaching-Hospital-List-2014-Open-Payments-Cycle-[October-2014].pdf The Sunshine Act...

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Learning Curve: CMS Posts 2013 Data

CMS held to its schedule and released the 2013 Sunshine Act data on September 30, 2014.  CMS also published a summary of the Sunshine Act/Open Payments data that held a few surprises.  Here’s what we know so far (all of the numbers are rounded): The total value of...

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