Boston Scientific's Payment Posting Report
Our interactions with physicians and other health care professionals are critical to our patient care mission. In collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals, we develop new therapies and deliver innovative, less-invasive medical devices and procedures for the benefit of patients. Boston Scientific also helps physicians and other health care professionals stay current with rapidly changing advances in medical device products and technology.
We collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals in a variety of ways, including:
Health care innovation:
- Grants and charitable donations
- Clinical trials and research
Medical and patient care information:
- Professional consulting
- Intellectual property
As required by our Corporate Integrity Agreement, Boston Scientific is posting payments and other transfers of value made to U.S. physicians and health care professionals related to our Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology businesses. Examples include payments for clinical research (e.g. data collection, tests, Institutional Review Board), travel expenses, consulting fees, educational or research grants and the cost of business meals. Boston Scientific will post updated payment data on a quarterly basis.
When contracting with a physician or other health care professional to provide services, Boston Scientific compensates the physician or other health care professional based upon the "fair market value" of his or her bona fide services. For more information on physician and other health care professional payments and payment disclosures, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.