Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark was quoted a BNA article regarding the second wave of data to be released by CMS in June as part of the Open Payments program requiring manufacturers of drugs, devices, and other medical supplies and group purchasing organizations to report certain payments to physicians and teaching hospitals. Brian provided insight on the potential for the Open Payments database to become a source for whistle-blower lawsuits.

The full article, “As Second Open Payments Release Date Nears, Industry Feels Increased Burdens,” was published by Bloomberg BNA on May 8 and is available online (subscription required).