Feds Unveil ACA's Long-Delayed Doc Payment Sunshine Rule

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 6:48 PM EST) -- Federal health regulators on Friday unveiled a long-delayed final rule mandated by the Affordable Care Act requiring drug and medical device makers to disclose payments to doctors but, in response to industry concerns, gave them 180 days to prepare to start collecting information.

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...
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