CMS Sunshine Reporting Underway; Additional Resources Available

As previously announced, Phase 2 Sunshine reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of payments and transfers of value provided by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals in the Open Payments system is currently underway and available until June 30th.  CMS has released the following three video tutorials to assist with this reporting:

  • Phase 2 CSV & XML Tutorial video regarding how to prepare data files for submission;
  • Phase 2 Industry Registration demo video regarding how to register in the CMS Open Payments system; and
  • Phase 2 Industry Data Submission demo video regarding how to submit data files and attest to the accuracy of the data.

Additionally, the registration process for physicians and teaching hospitals in the CMS Enterprise Portal currently is available.  This registration is voluntary, but required to access, review and dispute data reported by manufacturers prior to public posting of the data by CMS.  This review and dispute process is expected to begin in July and be available for 45 days.  Additional information regarding the dispute process is available here.

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