sunshine act


Physicians can review data reported about them by registering for CMS’s Open Payments system this summer

On May 1, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that starting in June, physicians and teaching hospitals can begin registering with the online Open Payments/Sunshine system. Registration for physicians and teaching hospitals will have two phases. Phase 1 of registration will begin on June 1 and allows physicians to register with the CMS Enterprise […]


Doctors as drug reps: ‘God help us’

There’s a new gig for doctors – as drug rep: “Because they will be employees of Glaxo, the company won’t have to report payments to doctors under the so-called Sunshine Act in the U.S. that requires such disclosures. On the other hand, their credibility may be questioned, and they won’t be able to answer questions […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Sunshine online database registration is live for organizations, but what about physicians?

Spread the word: As of February 18th, biopharmaceutical/medical technology organizations and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can now register and set up their accounts with the Open Payments/Sunshine online database. Biopharmaceutical/medical technology companies are required to register with the database. Registration and data submission will have two phases: Phase 1: This phase will run February 18th […]


Sunshine Act: CMS explains why textbooks and journals need to be reported

Last October, dozens of professional societies and other organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association, sent a letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, expressing concern over medical journals and textbooks having to be reported under the Sunshine […]