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Physician Payments Sunshine Act

"Sunshine" Regulations on Reporting Payments to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule entitled, "Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests" also known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to report to CMS on an annual basis certain payments or transfers of value made to physicians or teaching hospitals. It also requires manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to disclose physician ownership or investment interests. The data are published annually on the CMS "Open Payments" website. Physicians and teaching hospitals have the opportunity to review and dispute the payments reported about them before the data is made publicly available. Payment data from calendar years 2013-2016 are available now.

Open Payments Resources for 2016 Data

Review and Dispute Update for 2016: 2016 data can still be disputed in the Open Payments system until December 31, 2017. Click here to register in the Open Payments system and review your reported payments.

General Resources

AAMC Resources

Resources and Talking Points

The AAMC FOCI Academe Open Payments Working Group has developed three templates to be used as resources for communicating the requirements of the Sunshine Regulations. A