AAFP wants transparency program to allow physician review of data

06/12/2013 | AAFP News Now

Physicians need a way to review information about them before drug and device companies report it to the National Physician Payment Transparency Program, the AAFP said in a letter to the CMS. The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires drug and device manufacturers and other groups to report payments or gifts to physicians of $10 or more. AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., said the Academy is concerned that CMS will collect physician data before physicians have had an opportunity to review and correct it.

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