Tag: applicable manufacturers

Federal Sunshine Act Reporting Requirements Expanded to Other Prescribers

Currently, the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) requires certain manufacturers of drugs, biologics, medical devices and medical supplies for which payment is available under Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Applicable Manufacturers) to report annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certain payments and transfers […]

CMS Publishes 2016 Open Payments Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published today the Open Payments data reported earlier this year by applicable drug, device, biologic and medical supply manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) related to payments and transfers of value to physicians and teaching institutions, and ownership or investment interests held by […]

CMS’ Annual Open Payments Report to Congress Highlights Some Key Areas to Watch

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must submit an annual report to Congress in connection with the federal Sunshine law.  In addition to summarizing the process and outcome of the 2014 reporting period, the recently released annual report includes a few key takeaways for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers […]

CMS RELEASES OPEN PAYMENTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS; PHASE 2 TIMELINE FOR MANUFACTURERS AND GPOS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today information regarding registration in the Open Payments system for physicians and teaching hospitals interested in reviewing and verifying data reported by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in connection with the Physician Payments Sunshine Law prior […]

CMS Announces Certain Updates for 2014 Open Payments Data Collection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced certain updates for the 2014 Open Payments data collection period.  These updates include: Publication of a 2014 teaching hospital list Establishment of 2014 de minimis reporting thresholds Clarification of 2014 submission file specifications Parties affected by the Open Payments program can […]

Sunshine Act Brochures Provide Highlights for Patients and Physicians

The National Physician Payment Transparency Program, also known as Open Payments, affects many health care industry participants.  Accordingly, even though applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are the only entities required to report data under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not overlooking patients […]

Available Now: CMS Templates for Data Collection and Reporting Under the Federal Sunshine Provisions

As the health care industry prepares for data collection beginning August 1, 2013, in accordance with the federal sunshine provisions in Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act and its implementing regulations, industry must also plan ahead for reporting the data collected. Data collection and reporting are inextricably linked, as […]