August 01, 2013
August 1 Marks Beginning of Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Register for CMS National Provider Call today
Beginning on August 1, 2013, certain manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) began collecting data on financial relationships with physicians including gifts or other transfers of value to a physician more than $10 in value, or $100 in total gifts per calendar year given to a physician.
By March 31, 2014, these companies will begin reporting these transfers of value to physician disclosures to the "National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments. This is an online public portal hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will make this data publicly available no later than September 30, 2014.
On August 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a National Provider Call on the Sunshine Act (Open Payments) titled, "OPEN PAYMENTS - Policy Updates on Payments and the Physician Resource Toolkit."
Register for the CMS National Provider Call.
Review the CMS FAQ.
Review the AMA page on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
View the CMS Open Payments fact sheet for physicians.
View the CMS Open Payments fact sheet for teaching hospitals.
View the CMS Open Payments webpage.
Read the Final Rule.
Learn more about the Sunshine Rule.