ProPublica's "Dollars for Docs": Will The Physician Payments Sunshine Provisions Clear The Haze?

March 20, 2013  |  The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-delayed final rule that is intended to implement the Physician Payments Sunshine provisions that were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Under these provisions, which were passed in March 2010 and were originally due to be implemented in 2012, doctors and teaching hospitals will be required to report the payments that they receive from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, with the stated goal being to shed light on the financial relationships between physicians and the industry. [...]

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