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

July2015

CMS Updates Sunshine Act Guidance on CME Reporting

CMS moved a step closer to implementing the new continuing medical education (CME) reporting requirements with a recent update to the Law and Policy page on the Sunshine Act/Open Payments website.  You can review the updated Law and Policy page here:  http://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/About/Law-and-Policy.html In October 2014, CMS adopted several...

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Media Comments on 2014 Sunshine Act Data

As expected, several media outlets have reported on the 2014 Sunshine Act data release. Two journals that report regularly on health care issues, and one online public interest journal, are among the publications that  have interpreted the 2014 Sunshine Act/Open Payments data that CMS published on June 30,...

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CMS Publishes 2014 Sunshine Act Data

On June 30, 2014, CMS posted 2014 Sunshine Act/Open Payments data on its website.  The 2014 financial data, which covered a full calendar year, included information on 11.41 million financial transactions reported by 1,444 applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations.  The reported  payments went to 607,000...

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