Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests
GAO-13-380R: Feb 22, 2013
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP); transparency reports and reporting of physician ownership or investment interests. GAO found that (1) the final rule will require applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP to report annually to the Secretary of HHS certain payments or transfers of value provided to physicians or teaching hospitals ("covered recipients"); and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.