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/354917
  • 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/354917
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ROGER JACKSON

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
2750 CLAY EDWARDS DR STE 600, NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO, 64116-3258

Payments: At a Glance

124

payments

$62,271,782

payment total

10

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
104 $62.2M
Consulting
2 $30,359
Food and Beverage
17 $963
Travel and Lodging
1 $123

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
INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS

device

$30M
SPINE

device

$11.9M
THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES

device

$8M
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$3.56M
BSBHT-SPINE

device

$2.81M
POLARIS S.S. SPINAL SYSTEM

device

$2.54M
POLARIS DEFORMITY SPINAL SYSTEM

device

$1.57M
S4 SPINAL SYSTEM

device

$753K
LINEUM POSTERIOR CERVICAL

device

$715K
ALTIUS MINI

device

$715K
BALLISTA MIS

device

$715K
CYPHER MIS SCREW SYSTEM

device

$715K
PREFERENCE

device

$329K
ARSENAL

device

$279K
ILLICO

device

$203K
VALEO INTERBODY

device

$191K
OTHER

device

$80,359
ARSENAL DEGENERATIVE

device

$69,477
SPHERX

device

$54,507
PRECEPT

device

$54,507
ARMADA

device

$54,507
† 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/354917

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jan 28, 2015 $30,000,000

Integrated Operative Solutions Royalty or License NuVasive, Inc.
Oct 9, 2013 $1,000,000

Thoracolumbar Therapies Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc.
Oct 1, 2014 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Jan 29, 2014 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Jan 5, 2015 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
May 8, 2014 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Mar 3, 2015 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Jun 2, 2015 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Jul 3, 2014 $990,000

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Roger P Jackson 2013 Irrevocable Trust
Nov 14, 2016 $826,245

Polaris Deformity Spinal System Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. SMS Trust
Nov 6, 2014 $760,563

BSBHT-Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC
Nov 6, 2014 $760,563

Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC SMS TRUST
Aug 12, 2016 $748,425

Polaris Deformity Spinal System Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. SMS Trust
Aug 11, 2014 $739,191

BSBHT-Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC
Aug 11, 2014 $739,191

Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC SMS TRUST
Nov 13, 2015 $737,905

Spine Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Feb 12, 2016 $714,537

Lineum Posterior Cervical Ballista MIS Polaris S.S. Spinal System Altius Mini Cypher Mis Screw System Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. SMS Trust
Feb 13, 2015 $706,610

Spine Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Aug 14, 2015 $680,266

Spine Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
May 6, 2014 $662,245

Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC SMS TRUST
May 6, 2014 $662,245

BSBHT-Spine Royalty or License Biomet Spine, LLC

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/354917

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].