Open Payments Review & Dispute Process Ends Aug. 27

Under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, physicians have the right to review and dispute data about them submitted through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments system prior to public posting of such data on Sept. 30, 2014. The data cover payments made by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) from Aug. 1–Dec. 31, 2013.

Physicians and teaching hospitals have until Aug. 27 to review and initiate any disputes regarding the data reported about them. Industry has from Aug. 28 to Sept. 11 to submit corrections to disputed data. Erroneous information not corrected by Sept. 11 will be included in the reports made available to the public on Sept. 30.

CMS recommends that physicians take the following steps:

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