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CMS Open Payments Rules and Database

"Sunshine Act" Regulations on Reporting Payments to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

Latest Updates

  • April 1, 2019 - OPEN PAYMENTS REVIEW AND DISPUTE PERIOD ENDS MAY 15, 2019. CMS will publish the 2018 Open Payments data and updates to previous program years' on or by June 30, 2019. Disputes must be initiated by May 15 to be reflected in the June 2019 data publication. Registration is required to participate in review and dispute.

    Information on how to register in the Open Payments system can be found in the General Resources section below. To register in the Open Payments system, click here.

  • March 26, 2019 - Physician and Teaching Hospital Resources - Now Available!

    The CMS Open Payments team in consultation with the AAMC's Forum on Conflict of Interest Steering Committee, and AAMC staff, developed two educational resources for use at your institutions: one with information to educate physicians about the Open Payments program and another for authorized representatives of teaching hospitals (Physician Educational Slides ) (PDF ) (Teaching Hospital Educational Slides ) (PDF ). As a reminder, the Open Payments review and dispute period for physicians and teaching hospitals is April 1-May 15, 2019. The AAMC and CMS Open Payments team hope these resources will be useful to you during this time. 

  • March 13, 2019 - Open Payments National Provider Call

    CMS hosted an Open Payments national provider call (Transparency and You) to provide information on the April 2019 review, dispute, and correction process for physicians and teaching hospitals, as well as information on how to register in the Open Payments system (Presentation) (Transcript).

  • June 30, 2018 - Publication of 2017 Program Year Data

    CMS published 2017 program year data along with newly submitted and updated payment information for years 2013-2016.Open Payments data was refreshed January 2019 to include changes that have been made after the June 30, 2018 publication.

  • April 2018 - CMS Annual Report to Congress on the Open Payments program (here)

Opportunity to Provide Feedback to AAMC on the Open Payments Program

The AAMC is currently working to identify ways in which the Open Payments program and website could be enhanced or modified, and will share these suggestions with CMS. Please click here to provide your feedback.

General Resources

Background

The CMS rule, "Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests" also known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to report to CMS on an annual basis certain payments or transfers of value made to physicians or teaching hospitals. It also requires manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to disclose physician ownership or investment interests. The data are published annually on the CMS "Open Payments" website. Physicians and teaching hospitals have the opportunity to review and dispute the payments reported about them before the data are made publicly available.

AAMC Resources