Senators Request that CMS Publish Final Rules Implementing Sunshine Act by June 2012

On April 4, 2012, Senators Charles Grassley and Herb Kohl issued a letter to Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pressing for details regarding implementation of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act regulations. In the letter, the Senators express their concern regarding the timeliness of the proposed regulations. The Senators specifically request that CMS publish the final rules implementing the Sunshine Act no later than June of this year so that partial data collection for 2012 can begin.

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