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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Code of Conduct

Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) | 30-May-2014

Payments disclosed to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services pursuant to the Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009, 42 U.S.C. 1128G, need not be disclosed to the Department.

However, payments to practitioners that fall outside the federal mandate must continue to be disclosed to the Department in accordance with chapter 111N and associated regulation, 105 CMR 970.000.

A Bitter Pill: Massachusetts' Stringent Health Care Gift Ban Is Putting a Major Crimp in Doctors' Ability to Network

Mary K. Pratt

Boston Business Journal | 14-Aug-2009

“Massachusetts doctors are finding it harder to network these days. They’re getting shut out of educational seminars and vendor events, especially if an event is a catered affair. Before, doctors ran the risk of mild boredom or underdone chicken. Now they run the risk of running afoul of the law.”