Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

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ProPublica's Dollars for Docs database lets you search for payments to U.S.-based doctors made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies between August 2013 and December 2016. The disclosure of these payments is required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


About This Information

  • The information that appears here comes directly from the federal government. Companies must attest to its accuracy and doctors have the ability to contest information they believe is in error.
  • This site includes payments for such activities as speaking, consulting, meals, travel and royalties. It does not include payments for clinical research.
  • It is legal for companies to make payments to doctors as long as the payments are not a kickback or inducement to use their products.
  • Some doctors say collaborative relationships, particularly those involving research, are necessary to develop new treatments and cures. But many ethicists have raised questions about the payments, and studies show that they may influence doctors' prescribing decisions.
  • Only you can decide if this matters to you and if so, whether you want to talk to your doctor about it. If you plan to talk with your doctor (or if you already have), please help us by filling out this short survey: <a href='https://propub.li/participate-d4d'>propub.li/participate-d4d</a>

Preparing for Your Conversation

If you decide you'd like to talk to your doctor about this, please keep in mind:

  • Many healthcare professionals in our database have similar names, so you should start by asking your doctor if the person mentioned in this payment record is really him/her.
  • Your doctor may not know he or she is listed as receiving payments, especially if the payments are small. You can direct your doctor to this site (the URL will be printed at the top of the payment record) or directly to the government's site here: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/physician/125796
  • Some doctors are happy to discuss this information with you. Others might not be. The best approach is to ask questions and to <strong>not</strong> be accusatory.

Questions You Might Want to Ask

  • Is this you?
  • What type of work do you do with these companies?
  • Have you prescribed me any drugs that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?
  • Are there non-drug alternatives that I may want to consider first?
  • Are there less expensive generic alternatives to the drugs you have prescribed?
  • What devices have you used in my care that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?

Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/125796
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

RAFFAELE CORBISIERO

Listed Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 TRENTON RD, BROWNS MILLS, NJ, 08015-1705

Payments: At a Glance

465

payments

$173,327

payment total

17

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
76 $118K
Travel and Lodging
61 $33,313
Food and Beverage
323 $14,046
Consulting
4 $7,900
Education
1 $100

Drugs & Devices

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2016 that mention this product. If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

Product Name Product Type Payments
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$62,205
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$47,357
QUICKFLEX MICRO

device

$30,465
QUARTET

device

$30,465
CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM

device

$19,526
TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM

device

$11,466
TACHYCARDIA LEAD

device

$8,783
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY (EP)

device

$8,403
ISOFLEX

device

$7,310
OPTISENSE

device

$7,310
TENDRIL

device

$7,310
QUADRA ASSURA

device

$5,520
UNIFY ASSURA

device

$5,520
OTHER

device

$4,998
ALLURE QUADRA RF

device

$4,928
ALLURE

device

$4,928
ANTHEM

device

$4,928
ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$4,200
AMPERE RF ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$4,200
COOL POINT IRRIGATION PUMP

device

$4,200
OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED

device

$4,065
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

For ease of printing, only the 20 drugs and devices with the highest payments are displayed. For a complete list, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/125796

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 28, 2015 $8,500

Cardiac Rhythm Management Travel and Lodging St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 12, 2016 $3,200

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Mar 31, 2015 $3,000

TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM TACHYCARDIA LEAD Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Nov 10, 2016 $3,000

Tendril IsoFlex OptiSense Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Feb 9, 2015 $3,000

TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM TACHYCARDIA LEAD Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Jun 9, 2016 $3,000

Ablation Generator Cool Point Irrigation Pump Ampere RF Ablation Generator Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 30, 2015 $2,920

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jan 7, 2016 $2,920

Electrophysiology (EP) Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 30, 2015 $2,920

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 28, 2016 $2,920

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 28, 2016 $2,800

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Aug 25, 2016 $2,800

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 8, 2016 $2,800

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Feb 18, 2016 $2,555

Quartet QuickFlex Micro Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 30, 2015 $2,555

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 17, 2015 $2,555

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 17, 2015 $2,555

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 9, 2015 $2,555

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 29, 2016 $2,400

CardioMEMS HF System Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 14, 2016 $2,190

CardioMEMS HF System Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 14, 2016 $2,190

CardioMEMS HF System Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.

For ease of printing, 20 payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top. For a full list of payments, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/125796

Note: We have made some effort to normalize the data and eliminate duplicates, but data is primarily as it has been reported by the companies to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To purchase the normalized data, please visit the ProPublica Data Store. If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected].