The Physician Payment Sunshine Act and eSignatures: Achieving Sustainable Compliance

Applicable pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers could face fines up to $1.15 million annually for failing to correctly report payments made to physicians, as mandated in the Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act.” The industry has been abuzz, trying to identify best practices in aiming their processes and technologies to minimize potential losses.

This paper discusses the outstanding questions and possible solutions for streamlining the transfer of value reporting while improving the accounting and verification processes.