RAPS is closely monitoring developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See our public safety page for the latest updates.

  • Researchers Expect Physician Sunshine Act to Have Little Effect

    • 30 May 2012
    The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA), a provision long-championed by Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) and contained within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) , is intended to reduce the influence of industry's gifts to physicians by introducing mandatory transparency and reporting measures. But new research is questioning whether it will have any effect on physician prescribing habits. Starting in 2012, drug companies who pro...
  • CMS Announces Planned Data Collection Under Sunshine Act Delayed Until 2013

    • 08 May 2012
    The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 3 May it would postpone a planned data collection mandated by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) , saying it would not collect any information until 1 January 2013. CMS's 19 December 2011 proposed rule on Section 6002 or PPSA stipulated the agency would begin collecting data from manufacturers this year covering their payments, gifts and other forms of compensation given to physicians. The age...