In order to comply with Vermont’s Prescribed Product Gift Ban and Disclosure Law, DENTSPLY does not provide product samples to Vermont-licensed healthcare providers. Visit http://www.atg.state.vt.us/issues/pharmaceutical-manufacturer-payment-disclosure.php for more information on this law.
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires US manufacturers of drugs, biological products, medical supplies, and medical devices covered under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP to annually report “transfers of value”, which includes product samples to “covered physicians” - including dentists. Please note that these transfers of value are independent of whether any amount is considered taxable under the law. The Physician’s Payment Sunshine Act merely requires that US medical device manufacturers report this information to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) so that it may be available to consumers for review. According to the terms of this law, DENTSPLY is required to obtain your National Provider Identifier (NPI) or state dental license number when providing product samples for evaluation. This information will allow DENTSPLY to properly document and report this transfer of value to the CMS.