Agency releases final Sunshine Act rule

CMS has released the final rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, requiring drug and device companies to gather information on gifts, payments and other value transfers provided to doctors and teaching hospitals starting Aug. 1. The rule also requires manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to report ownership and investment interests by physicians. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/1)

ACG note: ACG is currently reviewing the regulation to determine the impact on physicians as well as provider-related educational courses. Review ACG’s comment letter to this proposed rule.