Every year, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are required to given the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) information about the payments or other transfers of value they make to physicians and teaching hospitals. CMS then posts this information on its Open Payments website for the public to see.
Manufacturers are currently submitting data to the Open Payments System on payments or transfers of value made during 2016. Beginning this month, physicians and teaching hospitals have until May 15 to review and dispute records attributed to them. See the Open Payments Registration webpage for more information.
CMS will hold a conference call from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13 to help physicians and their staffs better understand the Open Payments program and how to review and dispute data submitted about them. CMS will publish the 2016 payment data and updates to the 2013, 2014, and 2015 data on June 30.
To register or for more information on the call, you can visit MLN Connects Event Registration or refer to the call detail page.
– Kent Moore, Senior Strategist for Physician Payment for the American Academy of Family Physicians
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