More than 100 physician organizations have written to Rep. Michael Burgess to express their strong support for H.R. 293, a bill designed to clarify that specific transfers of value under the Sunshine Act are not reportable. In a May 29 letter, the groups, representing both national specialty societies and state medical societies, echo many of the same concerns they raised with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last July: to exempt educational materials, such as medical textbooks and peer-reviewed medical reprints and journals, from Sunshine reporting, and allow an exemption for independent continuing medical education (CME).
To read the article by the Coalition for Healthcare Communication
The 2015 Burgess Sunshine Letter: