The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the Open Payments review, dispute and correction process will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014 and continue through September 11, 2014.  Under the Sunshine Act final rule, physicians and teaching hospitals have the ability to review and dispute payments and other transfers of value that pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) recently reported to CMS, before CMS publicly discloses this information by September 30, 2014.  Specifically, physicians and teaching hospitals can review and dispute payments from July 14 through August 27, and manufacturers and GPOs have an additional 15 days, until September 11, to submit corrections. Registration by physicians and teaching hospitals in the CMS Enterprise Portal and Open Payments system is voluntary, but must be completed if physicians wish to review and dispute any information before public disclosure by CMS.  Because this registration process can take some time, physicians and teaching hospitals are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible.

Posted by Sarah K. diFrancesca

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  1. […] ← CMS Announces Dates for Sunshine Payment Review, Dispute & Correction Process by Sarah K. diFrancesca | July 14, 2014 · 6:57 pm ↓ Jump to Comments […]

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  2. […] purchasing organizations (GPOs) and, if necessary, dispute incorrect information, CMS extended the review and dispute process by the number of days that the system was off-line until September 9, 2014.  Manufacturers and […]

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  3. […] will be unavailable for two more days for upcoming routine maintenance and, therefore, the current review and dispute process will be further extended to September 10th and the correction period will be extended to September […]

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