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Read a new publication, The Sunshine Act and Medical Publications: Guidance from Professional Medical Associations, authored jointly by members of the ISMPP Ethics Committee and Sunshine Act Task Force and published in Postgraduate Medicine.
A joint venture between members of the Ethics Committee and the Sunshine Act Task Force recently saw their research on the Sunshine Act published in Postgraduate Medicine. The focus of their article, titled The Sunshine Act and Medical Publications: Guidance from Professional Medical Associations, was to identify what, if any, recommendations or guidelines were issued by professional medical associations regarding whether industry-provided non-monetary assistance to authors of medical publications is a reportable transfer of value (TOV) under the Sunshine Act.
Update on Sunshine Act Interpretation, February 2014
ISMPP has prepared an update on the interpretation of the Sunshine Act Rules for Implementation. This update addresses several points of view: yes publications support is a reportable TOV, no it is not, and it depends on the circumstances. Details for each of these interpretations are covered in the document. As you read the document, please bear in mind that based on the differing interpretations by industry companies, there may be other categories of interpretation that are not covered.
Click here to view the update prepared by the ISMPP Sunshine Act Task Force on interpretation of the Sunshine Act.
ISMPP Sunshine Act Task Force Suggestions Document, August 2013
Click here to view the Task Force’s suggested approaches for interpretation and implementation of the Sunshine Act requirements.
Disclaimer: The approaches and suggestions regarding interpretation and implementation of the Sunshine Act offered to ISMPP members are based on the research of the Task Force and should not be construed as legal advice. Members are advised to seek individual legal guidance on how their company interprets the law.
Disclaimer: CMS updates its website frequently. ISMPP will make every effort to keep the information on our site as current as possible.
Contact Us - ISMPP Sunshine Act Task Force
We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding the Sunshine Act and Open Payments Program and its impact on medical publications. We’d also like to hear from you about what you and/or your organization has done or is in the process of implementing to meet the reporting requirements.
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