Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

By Robert E. Harbaugh, MD

The majority of attention regarding the Affordable Care Act has been focused on health insurance issues, but other parts of the healthcare reform law will also impact the relationship between the federal government and physicians.

Through the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make payments and transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals from biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies available to the public. However, what will not be captured in those reports are the tangible benefits, scientific results and medical innovations that resulted from collaboration.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Sales Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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