Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report article "Provider Confidence in Open Payments Program Accuracy Is Flagging, AMA Says." The article addresses progress toward the September 30 deadline for the public release of Sunshine Act information.
Danielle is quoted saying, "The Open Payments system has already had an impact in curbing potential abuses knowing that the information will become public and, of course, has had a financial impact on the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers who have had to implement infrastructure to track and gather the data that CMS has requested.
However, "To the extent that there are glitches that impact timing, the effect is simply a delay in the public learning of potential conflicts," while a "more significant impact would be system glitches that impacted accuracy, which could impact the reputations of physicians, teaching hospitals and drug and device manufacturers."
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