Senate Aging Committee To Step Up Oversight On Sunshine Act
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Committee Chairman Herb Kohl has drafted a letter asking CMS to adhere to a reasonable timeline in finalizing requirements for device makers to report payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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Industry and physician specialty groups are asking CMS to protect their collaborative relationships as it prepares a final regulation on physician payment sunshine provisions.
Two-and-a-half months late and with only a draft version of the regulations released, CMS is giving device and drug companies, and GPOs, more time to prepare for impending requirements to report physician payments and investment interests to the government for public posting.