Register and Review CMS Payments Before May 20
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 03:40 PM

The CMS' Open Payments program collects data from drug and device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations about payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals. The CMS encourages all physicians to register and review any payments reported about them. The review period will remain open until May 20 and will allow DCs to confirm that the data reported about them is correct by registering and reviewing the data.  To review information reported about you before it is published, and to dispute inaccurate or incomplete data, you must be a registered user in both CMS’ Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM) and the Open Payments system. This registration requires two steps:  CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION SITE.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Open Payments program collects data from drug and device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) about  payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals.  It’s important that physicians and teaching hospitals confirm the accuracy of the financial relationships reported about them.  CMS encourages all physicians - including medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, dentists, chiropractors and others - and teaching hospitals to register and review any payments reported about them.  The only way for physicians and teaching hospitals to confirm that the data reported about them is correct is to register and review that data now.

The entire registration process should take about 30 minutes to complete and must be finished in a single session. Users cannot save entries or complete their profiles at later times.  To register in Open Payments you should have your NPI, DEA and state license numbers handy.  Use Internet Explorer versions 8-10, or the latest version of Firefox. Currently, the Open Payments system is not optimized for the Safari or Chrome browsers.

CMS will collect this data annually and continue to make it publicly available, downloadable, and searchable.  Data from the full 12 months of 2014 has been collected and will be released publicly by CMS on June 30, 2015.  Open Payments gives patients a tool to become more involved and informed health care consumers by empowering them to discuss these relationships with their physicians.  CMS has had nearly 6 million views of Open Payments data and we’re pleased with the continuing engagement of stakeholders on this important transparency initiative.