CMS Payment Data Website May Stop Some FCA Claims

Law360, New York (October 3, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT) -- In health care, there is such a thing as a free lunch, oftentimes given to providers by pharmaceutical manufacturers in exchange for a physician's time and ear. However, since Sept. 30, information on those free lunches — and other transfers of value from manufacturers to physicians — has been publicly available on the Internet.

This week marks the launch of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Open Payments website. The website, created pursuant to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, contains data reported to CMS by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers related to payments and other transfers of value to physicians...

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