By Craig Palmer, ADA News staff
The Sunshine Act requires that certain companies providing payments, gifts, food, education and other “transfers” to dentists and other covered providers submit annual reports to the federal government with information about each recipient and what was provided. The government will post the information at the Open Payments website. Dental practices have no reporting obligations unless they meet the definition of a company that is required to report. Association members may access more information at ADA.
CMS invites webinar participation by interested professionals, associations and societies and practice managers:
CMS conducted an Open Payments webinar Nov.14 for San Francisco and Seattle regions 9-10, including eight states and the Pacific Territories. More information on the Open Payments website is posted at CMS.
ADA members may access Open Payments website information and other Sunshine Act FAQs for dentists at ADA. Reproduction of this material by member dentists and their staff for use in the dental office is permitted. Any other use, duplication or distribution by any other party requires the prior written approval of the American Dental Association.