News Briefs: CMS Sunshine Rule User Guide; Bard Acquisition; Sapien Japan Reimbursement
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
CMS releases user guide and manual for companies to comply with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act rule provisions. CR Bard acquires Medafor to add to its Davol surgical specialties unit. More news.
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