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Sunshine Act Goes Into Effect August 1

Effective August 1, manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics that participate in federal health care programs must begin tracking and reporting certain payments and items of value – including consulting fees, travel reimbursements, research grants and other gifts – given to physicians and teaching hospitals.

House Committee Approves Bipartisan Medicare SGR Reform Bill

On July 23, 2013, in a short 15-minute meeting, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee approved the bipartisan legislation that repeals the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), provides a transition period, and a pathway to a new payment system.