Approx. 6 Min.

Doctors, Money, and Conflicts of Interest

Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA), also known as section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 requires medical product manufacturers to disclose to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) any payments or other transfers of value made to physicians or teaching hospitals.  https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb20141002.272302/full/

The data will be published annually in a publicly searchable database. The first data collection period began in August 2013, and the deadline for submission to CMS was in March 2014. These data will be aggregated and made available to physicians and manufacturers for review and correction, and will then be published on a public website:  https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov  You can look up doctors and teaching hospitals in link.

Best quote,

“Sometimes we have to poke doctors with a stick. That’s how we show our love.”