The Health Care Exhibitors Association (HCEA) just summarized the Sunshine ACT reporting rules for health care exhibitors at trade shows. The text is pasted below, but here are the bullet points:
1. GIVEAWAYS under $10 do not have to be reported.
2. MEALS and FOOD where it is hard to determine the identities of people does not have to be reported. The examples in the rules refer to buffets and coffee service, where it is available to everyone, not just physicians.
3. WHO GETS REPORTED? Fairly narrow: physicians and teaching hospitals are designated for reporting, but others are not subject to the rules (such as nurse practitioners and PA’s.)
4. SUNSHINE ACT rules over state and local reporting requirements if they have the same goals. The comment is that the states can get their information from the Feds.
Here are the excerpts from HCEA’s post, which summarized the nearly 300 …Read more →