5 must-reads about The Sunshine Act

Written by Anuja Vaidya | October 01, 2014 | Print  |

The Sunshine Act, passed last year, requires medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons. The data collected by CMS went live yesterday, showing that from August to December 2013, device companies paid around $3.5 billion to physicians.

Here are five must-reads from Becker's Healthcare on the Sunshine Act and how it may affect the relationship between physicians and device companies:

 

1. 10 things to know about the $3.5B device company payments to physicians

 

2. Post Sunshine Act: How Spine Surgeon Relationships With Industry Are Evolving

 

3. 25 things for spine surgeons to know about the Sunshine Act

 

4. The Sunshine Act: Are spine surgeons wary of device company partnerships?

 

5. 10 things to know about the $3.5B device company payments to physicians

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