Chapter 5: Key Laws in Healthcare Compliance

Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Affordable Care Act)

Fast Facts

Title of law: Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA), Transparency reports and reporting of physician ownership or investment interests


  • Accounting and financial reporting

  • Antitrust

  • Fraud and abuse

U.S. Code: 42 U.S.C. § 1320a–7h

Year enacted: 2013

Major amendments: Not applicable.

Enforcement agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Link to full text of law:

Applies to: Manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics.

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