PodiumPic1Washington Legal Foundation hosted a Web Seminar program yesterday, Physician Payments in the “Sunshine”: Implications of CMS Regulations for Businesses and the Future of American Health Care.

Speakers James Stansel and Meenakshi Datta of Sidley Austin LLP delved into the complicated and often vague data collection and reporting mandates required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and the regulations promulgated to implement it. They paid particular attention to how the mandates will impact research and development of new drugs, biologics, and medical devices, processes where physicians play an integral role.

The program is available as an on-demand file by clicking on the title above.

Click here for the slides our speakers utilized.

During the program, it was mentioned that WLF would be filing comments with CMS on the First Amendment problems with the Sunshine Act rules failing to exempt the sharing of medical textbooks and chapters of textbooks with doctors and teaching hospitals.  Those comments can be downloaded here.