SIDEBAR: 'Covered Recipients'


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The Sunshine Act calls for disclosure by manufacturers of payments to “covered recipients.” A covered recipient is a teaching hospital or any physician who is currently licensed and legally authorized to practice, except for a physician who is an employee of the applicable manufacturer that is reporting the payment. Medical residents are not covered recipients. ■

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