12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to present another complimentary webcast in its regular “Life Sciences: Understanding Opportunities and Challenges for Improved Business Results” webcast series. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released its final rule implementing the federal “Sunshine” provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on February 1, 2013. The final rule requires covered life sciences companies to report payments and other transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Annual public reporting by group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and covered pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies of physician ownership in these organizations is also required. As a result, significant compliance and attention will be required by life sciences companies, GPOs, teaching hospitals, as well as physicians and hospitals that have acquired physician practices.
Our distinguished panel will provide an overview of the final rule, including:
- Important changes from the proposed rule issued in December 2011 with respect to who needs to report, and what and how information needs to be reported
- Expected interplay with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and other fraud and abuse initiatives
- Relationships with institutional conflict of interest programs
- Ensuring meaningful independence and disclosures of items of value exchange and other related issues
Jason B. Caron, Partner
Glenn M. Engelmann, Senior Counsel, Former AstraZeneca U.S. General Counsel
Jennifer S. Geetter, Partner
Joan F. Polacheck, Partner
For more information, please contact McDermott Events.
CLE credit for the live presentation of this program is pending in the following states: California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting CLE credit in all other states. Please be advised that CLE credit will not be approved for on demand/recorded viewings of this program in the states listed above. Attendees seeking credit in other states should consult their state CLE accrediting agency to determine whether self-study credit can be earned for on demand/recorded viewing of this program.