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