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Category - Nature of Payment Categories

CMS Announces Sunshine Act/Open Payments Open Door Forum

CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on August 2, 2016.  The forum will be a conference call that will take place between 1 and 3:30pm EST.  The purpose of the Forum is to solicit comments from stakeholders on issues that relate to future rulemaking by...

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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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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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