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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.

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