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Groups Urge HHS To Issue Rules On Medical Company-Doc Relationships

Medpage Today: Groups To HHS: Issue Sunshine Act Rules
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the National Physicians Alliance (NPA) are urging the Obama Administration to issue past-due regulations for a database of payments made by pharmaceutical companies and device makers to physicians. … The law, part of the Affordable Care Act, requires drug, medical device, biologic, and medical equipment manufacturers to collect data on financial relationships with doctors and hospitals, and to report that data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Frieden, 1/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.