Back in December of last year and May of this year (http://bit.ly/QZbGAU) I wrote a couple of blog posts about the Sunshine Act compliance deadlines and extensions communicated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with the final decision on Sunshine Act deadlines, you are not alone.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was quoted this week criticizing the still vague time frame of when CMS expects companies to start reporting (sometime in 2013 is still the official answer). See article in Modern Healthcare.
So no details yet, however, the law requires allowing 90 days for the companies to prepare and the collection of data through the next January before reporting it publicly in March.
Infinity attends a lot of healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device events and we hear there are quite a few organizations that don’t have a system or process in place yet. There is a little time left but we advise organizations to be ready for this as soon possible. Let us know if you need help.