Doctors sometimes get paid for helping out medical device developers. Wouldn’t this be good to disclose? Congress thought so.
“MiMedx Didn’t Report Payments to Doctors,” The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2018 B5. Company doesn’t report payments to doctors. Says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it doesn’t have to.
Maybe the Physician Payments Sunshine Act applies, maybe it doesn’t. Nice to know there is such a statute. But some payments were disclosed, as required by some medical associations. And CMS says it doesn’t provide opinions on such matters.
Who are you going to believe? Do you disclose what you are required to disclose?
Sunshine is a great disinfectant.