In The Press February 08, 2022

Heating Up: Federal Sunshine Act Enforcement on the Rise (Employee Benefit Plan Review)

Goodwin Life Sciences and Healthcare members Heath Ingram, Matt Wetzel and Roger Cohen discuss the SUPPORT Act. The SUPPORT Act, which took effect in January 2021, expands the Sunshine Act’s definition of “covered recipients” beyond physicians and academic medical centers. With the expansion of the Sunshine Act’s ambit, the government has increased use of companies’ disclosures under the law as an enforcement tool — both enforcing the requirements of the Sunshine Act itself but also using the disclosures to prove or demonstrate kickbacks. Read the Employee Benefit Plan Review byline here.