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

Category - Applicable Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)

Physician and Teaching Hospital Registration Starts June 1, 2014

CMS has announced that it will open voluntary registration under the Sunshine Act for physicians and teaching hospitals on June 1, 2014. While CMS is encouraging physicians and teaching hospitals to participate, registration is not required. However, only registered physicians and teaching hospitals will be allowed to review...

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There’s An App for That: CMS Mobile Apps for Physicians and Industry

I am writing this week about two mobile apps released by CMS that allow you to track payments and transfers of value on your mobile phone and tablet. The apps are available without cost and can be downloaded from the app store that supports your Android™ or...

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Definitions of Common Sunshine Act Terms

I thought it would be helpful to provide definitions of common Sunshine Act terms in a single list that you can refer to when reading future posts. I suggest that all physicians review, in particular, the definition of Nature of Payment Categories (No. 13) so that you...

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Dispute and Resolution for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

I am focusing today on the Sunshine Act dispute and resolution process through which “physicians” and teaching hospitals can dispute inaccurate payment data. I used quotation marks around the term “physicians” because “physicians” includes medical and osteopathic doctors, dentists, dental surgeons, chiropractors, optometrists and podiatrists. CMS defines...

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