Sunshine Act Sees Light of Day, Data Collection Begins in August

February 5, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its long-delayed final rule on implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which requires the collection and public display of data on devicemakers’ payments to physicians. Data collection will begin Aug. 1, and manufacturers must report their data from August through December by March 31, 2014. CMS is developing an electronic system to facilitate the reporting process. It plans to publish the physician payment data on a public website by Sept. 30, 2014.
Devices & Diagnostics Letter