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Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Physician Payment Sunshine Act frequently asked questions

How do I know if a report is made about me?

CMS is required to provide physicians copies of manufacturer and GPO reports prior to them being made public. However, CMS will not alert physicians as to when the reports are public. Physicians are encouraged to register on the CMS website to receive alerts when the reports are up for review.

Because reporting will only happen annually, an extended period of time may pass between the payments and the reporting period. Physicians should keep their own records of payments and can ask manufacturers to alert them when a report is made.