Drinker Biddle Client Alert: CMS’s Final Sunshine Rule – Implications for Research

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its long-awaited final rule (Final Rule) implementing Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act.”

The Final Rule makes a number of important changes to the proposed rule’s provisions relating to research.  The Drinker Biddle Life Sciences team released a client alert yesterday to highlight these changes and the significant implications of the Final Rule for entities engaged in research.

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Hilary Hansen

About Hilary Hansen

Hilary M. Hansen is a senior government relations manager in Drinker Biddle & Reath's Washington, D.C., office. She focuses on grassroots and advocacy outreach, with an emphasis on assisting nonprofits and associations. Hilary has worked with nonprofit patient advocacy groups and private and nonprofit health systems to draft and implement legislative strategies, particularly related to appropriations and Medicare-related legislation. She has designed advocacy capacity building strategic plans for organizations that include Capitol Hill days, coalition building and grassroots advocacy. Hilary also advocates on behalf of clients before Congressional offices and Committee staff. Hilary has extensive experience with Capitol Hill Days, serving as the point person on logistics and scheduling. She speaks frequently on the importance of advocacy and how to become a grassroots advocate.

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