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How To Manage Your Aggregate Spend And Sunshine Act Reporting

Imagine with me:

In support of your required Physician Payments Sunshine Act reporting, you integrate all of your physician payment source systems to a single platform. Some of those systems are fully integrated, while other systems – mostly legacy, built on older technology – are integrated using robotic process automation (RPA).

Over the course of the year, you view all of your physician payment data in an interactive dashboard, slicing and dicing the data to trends and potential issues.

When it comes time to report your data to, you simply click the “Submit” button, and the system automatically formats and uploads your data to All of the physicians included in your reporting receive notifications that data about payments to them has been reported.

A couple of the physicians take issue with your reporting about them and open claims against your report. The claims trigger notifications and automated workflows aimed at resolving common issues. Those that can be resolved via automated workflows are resolved and re-uploaded to, and all parties are notified. Those that require human intervention generate notifications to your finance team. As each claim is resolved, the data is re-uploaded to and all parties are notified, until all claims have been closed and the cycle begins for next year.

The process we just imagined makes use of modern business process management (BPM) technology. Want to see it in action? Send us an email and we’ll show you.

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Marin Richeson

Marin joined the life sciences industry in 2001. Over the course of her tenure, she has held roles in clinical finance, IT, quality assurance, and validation. The diversity of her experience provides her with a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of this complex, multi-faceted industry. Marin Richeson is a lead business consultant in Perficient's life sciences practice.

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