Final Sunshine Act: Now the Hard Part — Part I: Basic Requirements

March 26, 2013

On March 26, 2013, Morgan Lewis the first installment of our webinar series discussing compliance with the final U.S. Sunshine Act issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations must begin to collect the data required by the Sunshine Act on August 1, 2013, and must report the data to CMS by March 31, 2014.

This webinar focused on the basic requirements of the act, including:

  • Types of entities that meet the definition of an "applicable manufacturer"
  • Requirements related to reporting deadlines
  • CMS notifications
  • Data review and correction periods
  • Payment data availability
  • Delayed publication
  • Continuing medical education and research payments

Katie McDermott | Partner, Washington, D.C.
Rebecca L. Osowski | Director of Healthcare Compliance, Washington, D.C.
Michele L. Buenafe | Associate, Washington, D.C.