HERE COMES THE SUNSHINE
Proposed timeline for implementation of
the Physician Payments Sunshine Act Before end of 2012
The latest time frame the CMS aims to issue a final rule. End of 2012 Expected latest implementation starting point of the law’s requirements by affected entities begins, including start of physician payment data collection by affected companies. Jan. 1, 2013 Deadline for covered manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to register with the CMS prior to submission of their data.
Early 2013 Providers will have 45 days before the deadline for data submission to review the data relevant to them that is reported by companies, dispute its accuracy and complete a dispute- resolution process. March 31,
2013 Expected first deadline to submit required data to the CMS. It may require the collection of data for part of 2012. April 1,
2013 The CMS reports to Congress aggregations of data submitted by covered manufacturers and GPOS in the preceding year. Sept. 30,
2013 The CMS is required to publish on a public website the data on qualifying payments made to covered providers and reported by applicable manufacturers and GPOS for 2012.