Physician Payments Sunshine Act

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final regulation on the commonly referred “Sunshine Act,” now rebranded as the “National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments.” This final regulation implements Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is designed to make information publicly available about payments or other transfers of value from certain manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals and medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), defined as applicable manufacturers, to physicians and teaching hospitals, which are considered covered recipients.





















Source: The New England Journal of Medicine: