How You Can Start Leveraging Sunset Act Data.
Does your organization have policies regarding conflicts of interest. Taken a step further, does your organization have policies against your physicians accepting certain payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies.
The argument for having these policies is simple: significant financial interests could skew, or improperly influence, a physician’s medical decision making in regard to a patient. If there is a financial incentive for a physician to choose one prescription or medical device over another, then how can you be sure the physician is choosing the best treatment option for the patient, and not the best treatment option for their pocketbook?
The Sunshine Act was created to provide transparency into the payments and gifts your physicians receive for the promotional talks, research, and consulting efforts they do for these companies. If you, or your compliance department, are directly responsible for monitoring conflict of interests related to physician transfers of value, you’ll want to download our eBrief, The Sunshine Act: Do You Know Who’s Lining Your Physician’s Pockets?, to get the secrets to:
- Leveraging CMS Open Payments Data to Drill Into Your Physicians
- Understanding the Importance of Creating Conflict of Interest Policies
- Auditing and Monitoring the Veracity of Conflict of Interest Disclosures