Medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to track and report all payments and transfers of value provided to a covered recipient. A Covered Recipient is defined as: "a (1) Covered Recipient, other than a Covered Recipient who is an employee of an applicable manufacturer; or (2) a teaching hospital."
Physicians are defined within the act to include:
who are legally authorized to practice in the state in which they practice.
Teaching Hospitals will be identified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each year prior to each reporting period. Most, if not all of our university customers will be identified as a teaching hospital.
All Payments or Transfers of Value $10 and above are required to be reported. Although the individual transaction threshold is $10, you are required to report ALL payments and transfers of value to ensure the aggregate $100 per person per year reporting threshold is met.
Payments and transfers of value including the following:
The following payments and TOVS are excluded from reporting subject to additional requirements
* Samples and in-kind charitable donations require a written confirmation of the customer that he or she will not charge the patient for the product.
Any gift, educational item or other transfer of value provided to a group practice must be divided either evenly amongst all the Covered Recipients in the practice OR divided evenly by all the Covered Recipients who requested or will receive the transfer.
Yes. If Straumann has purchased a subscription to a journal including reprints that we are providing to the Covered Recipient free of charge, then the value of that reprint is reportable. Think of it this way - if whatever it is we are providing to the Covered Recipient he or she would have to purchase for themselves (it has a commercial value) and its value is more than $10, then it is reportable.
Yes, any meal provided to a Covered Recipient must be reported using Nexonia.
Reminder: meals remain prohibited for VT licensed clinicians and subject to certain restrictions for MA licensed clinicians.
Take total dollar value of the meal including tax and tip and divide by total number of participants (including Covered Recipients and non- Covered Recipients)
No, light refreshments and beverages provided at large scale events where it is impractical to track do not have to be reported.