The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it will be conducting a series of teleconferences intended for medical society and association staff, physicians, practitioners, and practice managers interested in learning more about the federal Sunshine law and Open Payments program.  This announcement comes as applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations near the completion of Phase I reporting by March 31, 2014.  Topics will include an overview of the Final Rule, information on the role of health care professionals (HCPs) in the Open Payments program, resources available to HCPs, and key program dates, followed by a question and answer session.  The teleconferences will be conducted at the following times:

  • HCPs in CMS Regions 1, 2, 3, 4: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
  • HCPs in CMS Regions 5, 6, 7, 8: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central
  • HCPs in CMS Regions 9 and 10: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific

Posted by Cooley

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