The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released this week 5 new frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to reporting payments and transfers of value provided by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to physicians and teaching hospitals in connection with the federal Sunshine Act.  The FAQs generally relate to the reporting and attestation process.  The new FAQs are posted below.  Cooley also maintains a CMS Open Payments FAQ tracker that can be accessed under the “Trackers and Presentations” section on the right side of the blog or under the “Resources” section at the top of the blog.

FAQ # QUESTION
11966 Do applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs need to re-certify their Open Payments system registration each program year?
11968 What happens if I do not re-new a record’s delay in publication status?
11970 Why am I receiving a “Failed Matching Validation” message for payment records that were accepted last year?
11972 How do I re-new a record’s delay in publication status?
11974 How do I remove a delay in publication request for a previously submitted record?

Posted by Sarah K. diFrancesca

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