The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released today a 20 minute on-demand video tutorial related to the 2014 Open Payments reporting program. The video provides an overview of the registration, reporting and certification processes, as well as CMS resources available related to Open Payments. According the CMS, the current reporting timeline for 2014 is the following:
- Submission of data by Applicable Manufacturers and Applicable Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs): February – March 31, 2015
- Review and dispute period for Covered Recipients (i.e., physicians and teaching hospitals): April – May 2015
- Review and correction period for Applicable Manufacturers and Applicable GPOs: May – June 2015
- Publication of data by CMS: June 30, 2015
CMS also will be hosting an informal Q&A session on January 15, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern for anyone interested in the Open Payments reporting program. The teleconference information is 1-877-267-1577, meeting number: 995 248 830 (no password or pre-registration required).