White House Pressed To Approve Doc Payment Sunshine Rule

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- Two physician groups on Thursday urged the White House to approve a final rule requiring drug and medical-device makers to disclose payments to doctors, a rule mandated by the Affordable Care Act that was supposed to be finalized by October 2011.

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, as proposed in December 2011, would require pharmaceutical and medical device companies to report to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services any payments or transfers above $10 made to doctors. The information would be made available in a...
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