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Sunshine Act 2013 Updates: A Checklist for Pharmaceutical Companies to Meet CMS Reporting

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The purpose of Sunshine Act is to create transparency of the financial relationship between pharmaceuticals, medical devices companies with the doctors. Though the act is now in effect since August 1, 2013, and data collections from the companies have started, a complete set of records will only be available to public in September 2014. Therefore understanding the intricacies of Sunshine Act is fundamental for the industry, as a tiny reporting error by a manufacturer may trigger penalties of up to $150,000 annually. Join expert speaker Dr. Mukesh Kumar will provide a checklist for the sponsors in information packed audio session on Sunshine Act reporting and requirements at

The Sunshine Act Reporting for Clinical Trials

Dr. Mukesh Kumar will take this session "The Sunshine Act Reporting for Clinical Trials" on September 10, 2013, to help you comprehend the new requirements and provide invaluable advice on templates for reporting format, acceptable accounting practices, exemptions to reporting requirements, and timelines for compliance and enforcement. Dr. Kumar will also shed insights on the processes for reporting to CMS; provide templates for reporting formats; and timelines for reporting.

The Sunshine Act has exposed the physicians and pharmaceutical companies to new reporting requirements, and non-compliance to which would lead to hefty fines.  

Take a look at the topics covered:

  • Understanding the clinical trial financial reporting requirements
  • Know the kind of payments covered and exempted for reporting to CMS
  • Insights on the format of reporting to CMS
  • How to deal with CMS's inquiries regarding reported information
  • Find out the Acceptable and unacceptable practices
  • Comparison of Federal reporting requirements with industry best practices
  • Legal and practical implications of reporting financial information for investigators
  • Know the regulatory solutions for most common anticipated issues with reporting

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