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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act)


To ensure full compliance with the Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act), a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), ASN reserves the right to provide information to applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs about U.S. physicians (and their spouses) who participate in selected ASN activities.

Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act requires the establishment of a transparency program, now known as Open Payments. The program increases public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and certain health care providers.ASN makes reasonable attempts to collect and maintain the following information about its U.S. physician members: 1) name and business address, 2) specialty, 3) National Provider Identification (NPI) number, and 4) state(s) professional license number and name of state(s) issuing license.

In the event that ASN receives payment from an applicable sponsor and the sponsor requests the reportable information from ASN, ASN will provide the information under the condition that the sponsor agrees to use the data only for reporting purposes covered under the Act and no other purpose.

U.S. physicians have certain rights under this Act and more information about these rights can be found at the resources listed below.

To learn more, follow this link to the U.S. Government's Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website.

Additional information can be found at the American Medical Association's website.