Physician Payments Sunshine Provisions in Health Care Reform

The Physician Payments Sunshine provisions in health care reform legislation require drug and medical device manufacturers to publicly report gifts and payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals. The Physician Payment Sunshine provisions were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (H.R. 3590, section 6002) which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. This fact sheet from the Pew Prescription Project describes the policies enacted and answers common questions about the new regulation.

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