Physician Payments Sunshine Act
The Federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act was created to promote transparency of physician relationships with industry. Companies which manufacture products paid for under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) must compile and report data on corporate payments to physicians and teaching hospitals from August 2013 on. Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish this information in a publicly accessible database called the Open Payments Program.
Often, as leaders in their respective fields, our physicians are highly qualified to collaborate with industry in the development of new and innovative therapies to improve the care for patients. Mount Sinai believes that collaborative relationships with industry are vital to promoting innovations in patient care and treatment, inventing and testing new technology, and advancing the continued education of our physicians in these new technologies. Therefore, Mount Sinai has a vigorous program in place to review and manage such relationships.
Industry relationships reported by our faculty are posted on our website. If you have any questions, we encourage you to discuss them with your physician.
Important Note to Physicians: In order to review and dispute information being posted on September 30, 2014, you must register in the Open Payments System. Both registration and submission of disputes must be completed by August 27, 2014. Instructions are available at: Step-by-Step CMS Enterprise Portal Registration for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals.
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