The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologics that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been charged with implementing the Sunshine Act and has called it the Open Payments Program.
Section 8 of the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct, chapter 111N of the General Laws, requires the department of public health to make all disclosed data in annual reports publicly available and easily searchable on its website not later than 90 days following the receipt thereof.
In compliance with this mandate, this report shows the state-specific data received on September 30, 2014 from the Open Payments Program. In addition to this federal data, the state also collects data for payments made to non-teaching hospitals and non-physician practitioners by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers with marketing activity in the commonwealth. This annual data is reported separately and is not included in this report. The Open Payments Program report is divided into three sections, as follows:
General Payments Data:
Payments or other transfers of value not made in connection with a research agreement or research protocol.
- General Payment Data Report – 2015 file size 75MB
- General Payment Data Report – 2014 file size 79MB
- General Payment Data Report – 2013 file size 31MB
Payments or other transfers of value made in connection with a research agreement or research protocol.
- Research Payment Data Report – 2015 file size 12MB
- Research Payment Data Report – 2014 file size 14MB
- Research Payment Data Report – 2013 file size 5MB
Physician Ownership Information:
Information about physicians who have an ownership or investment interest in an applicable manufacturer or applicable GPO.
- Ownership Payment Data Report – 2015
- Ownership Payment Data Report – 2014
- Ownership Payment Data Report – 2013
This information is provided by the Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification within the Department of Public Health.