Medical Education Speaker Payments May See More Disclosure Under Sunshine Revisions
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
CME payments had been excluded if event met standards of specified accrediting organizations, but CMS proposes to eliminate exemption due in part to concern that agency may appear to be endorsing certain events.
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