Specialists Say Dropping Sunshine Law's CME Exclusion Is 'Unworkable'

August 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM
Reiterating concerns raised by other stakeholders, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies is asking CMS to keep in place the existing exclusion for accredited and certified continuing medical education (CME) under the Open Payments program (known as the sunshine law) because the agency's solution to a perceived problem with the exclusion is unworkable and would open the door to exclusions for purely commercial promotional events put on by drug and device manufacturers. In its July 3 proposed physician payment rule,...

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