The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Open Payments Program to comply with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which requires CMS to publicly report data on items of value given annually to physicians and teaching hospitals.
Physicians could begin registering in the Open Payments System and reviewing their 2014 calendar year data on April 6. The official 45-day review-and-dispute period runs from April 6 to May 20. Disputes initiated by May 20 will be flagged in the public release on June 30.
The American Medical Association website has step-by-step instructions on how to register and review Open Payments data.
You can share your registration experience with AMA by emailing OpenPayments[at]ama-assn[dot]org. Responses will be used in AMA's ongoing advocacy efforts.
Action, April 15, 2015
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May 12, 2016