Release of Medicare physician payment data: The sun may be shining brighter than you thought

Earlier this year, CMS released regulations implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the health care reform legislation that requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologics and medical supplies to disclose to CMS payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Data collection this year will cover the period Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, and the data will be available on a publicly-accessible website on Sept. 30, 2014. Beginning Jan. 1, data will be collected on a calendar year basis, and published the following Sept. 30.

Full Story →