3 Pitfalls To Avoid As ACA Sunshine Act Takes Effect

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 7:25 PM ET) -- A closely watched countdown ends Thursday with the debut of an Affordable Care Act mandate requiring drug and device firms to disclose most payments to doctors and teaching hospitals, and experts see several potential pitfalls related to recordkeeping and hard-to-quantify payments to health care providers.

The start of data collection under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, or Open Payments, poses a major recordkeeping test for manufacturers and forces doctors to guard their reputations for independence by keeping a close eye on what’s disclosed about their financial...
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