On December 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited proposed rule, "Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests." The proposed rule will implement Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as the U.S. Sunshine Act. It largely mirrors the ACA statutory provisions but also provides significant clarification and potential expansion of the scope of the provisions. The proposed rule was published in the December 19 edition of the Federal Register. View a copy of the proposed rule.
Morgan Lewis has prepared a coordinated chart summarizing the statute, its proposed implementing regulations, and the nearly 60 questions for which CMS is soliciting comments from the public. (View the Morgan Lewis chart summary.)