Colorado Medical Society

http://www.cms.org/articles/act-now-during-the-2015-open-payments-review-and-dispute-period/

Act now during the 2015 open payments review and dispute period

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:06 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed the Open Payments Program to comply with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. This requires the agency to publicly report data on items of value that are given to physicians and teaching hospitals on an annual basis.

Registration and review in the open payments system for 2014 data opened April 6. The official 45-day review and dispute period ends May 20. Disputes that are initiated by May 20 will be flagged in the public release on June 30. Go the Sunshine Act page of the AMA website for step-by-step instructions on how to register and review your open payments data.

Physicians can share their registration experience with the AMA by sending an email to OpenPayments@ama-assn.org. Responses will be used in the AMA’s ongoing advocacy efforts.