As part of the health care overhaul under consideration by Congress, lawmakers have included so-called sunshine provisions intended to shed light on the financial relationships between the medical industry and doctors.Click here to access the NYT article.
The targets are common business practices like drug company payments to doctors for speeches and consulting services, which have the potential to influence patient care and drive up the nation’s medical bills.
But if previous attempts by state legislatures, federal agencies and academic hospitals are any indication, such sunshine efforts are all too vulnerable to cloud cover.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Sunshine in the health care reform bill?
From the New York Times article: