Sunshine Act - Phase 1 Begins June 1
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Open Payment) mandated the creation of a program to increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and health care providers. As a result, and medical device manufacturers will report annually to CMS payments and other transfers of value made to physicians.
CMS will soon allow physicians to review Sunshine (Open Payments) disclosures from industry about transfers made to them.
Physicians, who wish to review their data ahead of time, in order to have the opportunity to dispute the information, need to complete a two-phase registration. Phase 1 (which begins on June 1st, 2014) consists of user registration for the CMS’ Enterprise Portal. Phase 2 (which begins in July) consists of registration in the Open Payment System, allowing 45 days to review and potentially dispute disclosures, before the data is made public.
To obtain more information about the disclosures made under the Sunshine Act, please visit the CMS website