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U.S. and French Sunshine Acts

Information on Open Payments Program Reporting / U.S. Physicians Payment Sunshine Act

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began public reporting of payments and transfers of value between the medical device industry and health care professionals. As part of the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act, the open payments database requires manufacturers, such as St. Jude Medical, to track and report payments and other transfers of value to U.S. health care professionals and teaching hospitals. 

St. Jude Medical believes that collaborating with health care professionals is vital to the development of effective medical devices. We support transparency in financial relationships among manufacturers, health care providers and teaching hospitals and have worked to ensure accurate data of our physician payments.

We provide this information to better inform the public about the cost to develop and deliver life-saving medical technology innovation.

For more information on the categories included in the reportable payments, please refer to the CMS information available in these fact sheets: 

 Fact Sheet for Physicians

 Fact Sheet for Teaching Hospitals

Media inquiries

Please visit the St. Jude Medical Newsroom.

Questions about St. Jude Medical posted payments

If you are a health care provider with questions or concerns about any St. Jude Medical disclosures in which your name appears as it relates to the Sunshine Act reporting requirements, please email SunshineInquiry@sjm.com. You will receive a response within 48 hours. 

Questions about grant funds awarded by St. Jude Medical

Please read about information on our Professional Education Programs.

Information and resources for health care providers

If you have not yet registered, please follow the process described in the link below: 

  1. Navigate to www.cms.gov in any web browser
  2. Select the yellow “Regulations & Guidance” tab at the top of the page
  3. Select the link titled “Open Payments” under the heading “Legislation.”
  4. Select the link “Physicians” in the left-hand sidebar.
  5. Select the link “Open Payments User Guide” in the text box titled “Resources Available.”
  6. The guide will then download. Please turn to Chapter 8: “Physician and Teaching Hospital Registration” for specific instructions on how to register.

Additional resources

AdvaMed Resources on Physicians Payments Sunshine Law

American Medical Association Sunshine Toolkit

Partners for Healthy Dialogues (a cross-market coalition with resources for industry, patients and health care professionals)

Specialty-specific resources

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Physicians Payment Sunshine Act

American College of Cardiology: Navigating the Physician Payments Sunshine Rule

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Physician Payment Sunshine Act Resources

American Academy of Neuroscience Practice Management Resources

American Academy of Ophthalmology Open Payments Overview

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Sunshine Act Overview

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: National Physician Payment Transparency Program

French Sunshine Act – Declaration Transparence France

Our commitment to transparency spans the globe. We have provided this tool to report any contributions or benefits we have given French physicians.

Use the Tool