Regulatory

Sunshine Act follies spark more concern

August 19, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Doctors push CMS to delay the launch of its public Sunshine Act website as reporting and security errors mar the system’s credibility.

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Physicians’ groups are up in arms about the looming launch of the a public database of industry-doctor relationships, citing concerns about errors in reporting and security breaches that appear to muddle the program’s credibility.

The public database, scheduled to go live September 30, will allow anyone with interest to peruse troves of data about the financial exchanges between doctors and manufacturers of drugs and medical devices, but the novel program has its share of issues.

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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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