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APA Physician Payment Sunshine Act webinar - Sept. 12th

Mark Your Calendar for Thursday, September 12th APA Physician Payment Sunshine Act Webinar

In general, you WILL be publicly reported if after July 31st you accept any of the following paid for directly or indirectly by a pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturer:

  • A meal
  • A book or publication
  • Other things of value

While these transactions are not illegal, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) requires the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturer to report any physician who receives these or other items of value after July 31, 2013 to CMS so that CMS can post the physicians’ names and their acceptance of a gift public on a CMS website.  Regulations implementing the PPSA are complex, and the APA encourages members to:

  • Register with CMS’s Open Payments website at in early August, so they can receive timely notifications of reports in which they’re mentioned, following manufacturers’ submission of reports to CMS. Being registered with “Open Payments” will also allow physicians to timely dispute any erroneous information contained within manufacturers’ submitted PPSA reports.
  • Attend APA’s webinar Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:00 EST or 12:00 PST in which APA’s General Counsel and Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs will explain the PPSA, including the law’s exceptions and consequences.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A as well.  Registration details will be forthcoming.
  • Ask before taking a meal, book, gift, or other thing of value whether this is a “reportable” transaction.

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