Many Docs Still Clueless About Sunshine Act

Many Docs Still Clueless About Sunshine Act

Survey reveals what doctors know, and don't know, about the Sunshine Act's transparency requirements, from the law's existence to what needs to be tracked and publicly reported. The upshot? Pharmaceutical companies and continuing medical education providers could find themselves losing key physician relationships due to misperceptions about the Act.

According to a recent survey, some physicians actually know less about the Sunshine Act provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act now than they did one year ago. More than half of the 1,025 physicians surveyed in January by global communications technology company MMIS Inc. and healthcare information services company Health Data Solutions said they didn’t know that the law requires

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