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Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009

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A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP.

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01/22/2009Introduced in Senate

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01/22/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate
01/22/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S787-788)
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Senate Finance01/22/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/22/2009)

Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 - Amends part A (General Provisions) of title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and applicable manufacturers with respect to payments and other transfers of value and physician ownership or investment interests in manufacturers.

Requires any manufacturer of a covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply that makes a payment or another transfer of value to a physician, a physician medical practice, or a physician group practice to report annually, in electronic form, specified information on such transactions to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Requires any such manufacturer, or related group purchasing organization, also to report annually to the Secretary, in electronic form, certain information regarding any ownership or investment interest (other than in a publicly traded security and mutual fund) held by a physician (or an immediate family member) in the manufacturer or group purchasing organization during the preceding year.

Prescribes administrative penalties for failure to comply with these requirements.

Requires report submission procedures to ensure public availability of required information on a website.