Interested parties can register for an upcoming webinar hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related to the data that was excluded from public disclosure in August 2014 due to data errors.  The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 13th from 1-3 PM Eastern.  As of late last week, applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can log into the Open Payments system to download a Removed Records Report to see which reported items were excluded from reporting and the reason for such exclusion.  Applicable manufacturers and GPOs have until the end of the 2014 data submission and attestation period to address these items so that they may be subject to the covered recipient review and dispute process and made public during the next data release cycle, projected for June 30, 2015.  In addition to the webinar, CMS also released a quick reference guide and a downloadable Validated Physician List (via the CMS Enterprise Portal) in an effort to avoid further reporting inconsistencies.


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