Back in December I wrote a blog post about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule change for reporting on the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act. Original post here: http://i3.infinityinfo.com/blogs/entry/sunshine-act-compliance-deadlines-extended
The CMS had decided to extend the data collection start date from January 1, 2012 to “some later date”. A few days ago, on May 3, the CMS provided some updated information in their blog (The CMS Blog). During the extended comment period they received over 300 comments. that’s a good thing that people are voicing their concerns.
The CMS still hasn’t issued a final date but says in their blog “CMS will not require data collection by applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations before January 1, 2013” and “CMS intends to release the final rule later this year”.
Some news is better than no news. The window is closing though for companies that will be required to report this information to the FDA. Time is ticking. We have helped a number of companies ensure their systems and processes are up date and compliant. If you are struggling with these rules, give us call, we are happy to help you too!