Update: Sunshine Rule

Sunshine Rule: As reported by Policy and Medicine, Feb 2013: The final regulations greatly affect the entire pharmaceutical and medical device industry. In general, the Sunshine Act requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to report annually to the Secretary of HHS certain payments or other transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals. It also requires applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to report certain information regarding the ownership or investment interests held by physicians or the immediate family members of physicians in such entities. Policy and Medicine has posted an in-depth analysis on their website -- www.policymed.com

Additional Resources:

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Final Rule Top 50 Things to Know

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: CMS Launches National Physician Payment Transparency Program Website, Forms and Templates