Physician groups, including the American Medical Association, are warning members to be ready to respond to public disclosures as medical-device makers and drugmakers start monitoring and declaring financial ties with doctors under the Sunshine Act. "We strongly urge physicians to make sure all of their financial and conflict of interest disclosures, as well as their information in the national provider identifier (NPI) database, are current and regularly updated," Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA's president, said. Companies will have to submit to the CMS their initial reports on March 31.

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