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Tag Archives: Open Payments
Ann M. Parr, MD, PhD, FAANS, FRCSC (left) Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, and Director, Spinal Neurosurgery University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Catherine Miller (right) Neurosurgical Resident, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN The Open Payments system also known as the Sunshine Act, … Continue reading
Guest Post from Maya A. Babu, MD Neurosurgical Resident, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Representing the American Medical Association (and neurosurgery) I participated in an important panel session on the Sunshine Act (specifically on the Open Payments Database) during the 15th Annual … Continue reading
Despite the problems associated with the Physician Sunshine Open Payments system, including inaccurate data and computer system problems, on Sept. 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released physician-industry data on the Open Payments public website. Now … Continue reading