SIDEBAR: Key Dates 

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Applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations must begin data collection in connection with the requirements of the Sunshine Act on August 1, 2013. The first reports must be filed with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by March 31, 2014. CMS will release the responsive data to the public through a CMS website by September 30, 2014. ■

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SIDEBAR: 'Covered Recipients'

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SIDEBAR: Required Reporting

Applicable manufacturers are required to report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the following types of payment:

  • Consulting fees
  • Compensation for services other than consulting, including serving as faculty or as a speaker at an event other than a continuing education program
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