Sunshine Rules Should Honor Physician-Manufacturer Relationships, Industry Says
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Industry and physician specialty groups are asking CMS to protect their collaborative relationships as it prepares a final regulation on physician payment sunshine provisions.
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CMS has finalized several sunshine rule provisions: the definition of “applicable manufacturer” has been narrowed; many payments to speakers at continuing medical education programs and events need not be reported; and the agency will allow manufacturers to supply contextual information on the public database.
The Association of Clinical Research Organizations is pressing CMS to minimize the negative impacts on researchers when it finalizes Physician Payment Sunshine disclosure rules later this year.