Medial associations and specialty societies have been understandably frustrated with the way the Physician Payments Sunshine Act has rolled out so far.
Yesterday, over 100 medical societies including the American Medical Assocation–49 state medical societies and 64 medical specality societies–sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking for redress over three problematic issues:
- the expansion of reporting requirements for educational activities,
- Open Payments’ condensed timeframe for physician registration,
- the complicated registration process for dispute, including manufacturer discretion to dismiss disputes.