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

Category - Covered Recipients

CMS Releases Teaching Hospital List and Reporting Thresholds for 2016

CMS has released the list of teaching hospitals that applicable manufacturers must use for reporting 2016 payments and transfers of value.  CMS updates the teaching hospital list every year.  The 2016 list can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Downloads/2016-Reporting-Cycle-Teaching-Hospital-List-%5bSeptember-2015%5d.pdf In addition, CMS has published the inflation-adjusted reporting thresholds that applicable...

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Update on Reporting Sunshine Act 2015 Data

September 17, 20151 comment
Ruselle W. Robinson

Applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are in the homestretch for gathering 2015 Sunshine Act payment and ownership data that they will report in 2016.  A client asked recently about current payment/transfer of value reporting thresholds and the expected reporting timeline in 2016 for 2015...

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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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What’s New: Sunshine Act Regulatory Changes

In my post of July 7, 2014, I wrote about proposed amendments to the Sunshine Act regulations that subsequently appeared in the July 11, 2014 Federal Register. Today I am giving more detail about the four proposed modifications to the Sunshine Act regulations.  I will pay particular attention...

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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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