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Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Physician Payment Sunshine Act frequently asked questions

I am a physician in private practice. How does the Sunshine Act affect me?

Payments or transfers of value including food and beverages brought to a physician’s office by a manufacturer’s representative, payment for speaking on behalf of a manufacturer and acting as a paid consultant must be reported. Private practice physicians may also receive payments for research from manufacturers that are reportable. Physicians should keep track of their payments and can ask manufacturers the value of any transfers. Payments and transfers of value can also be refused.