Tag: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Holds “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud and Abuse” Hearing

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing, “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse.” During the hearing, subcommittee members heard testimony from administration officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), the Office of Inspector […]

CMS Releases New Open Payments FAQs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released this week 28 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 law.  The FAQs generally relate […]

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 […]

The Deadline for Submitting Comments Regarding the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Is Fast Approaching

On May 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)  published a request for comments relating to the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (“SRDP”). The SRDP is a voluntary self-disclosure instrument that allows providers of services and suppliers to disclose actual or potential violations of Section 1877 of the Social […]

CMS Announces that Sunshine Phase 2 Reporting Will Begin June 1st; Assumptions Document and Attestation Information Also Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Phase 2 of the Open Payments reporting will begin on Sunday, June 1st and continue through Monday, June 30th.  Instructions from CMS for Phase 2 are available here; additional information regarding CMS data submission resources and Phase 2 tutorials are […]

CMS Releases the First Sunshine Reporting Phase 2 Tutorial for Manufacturers and GPOs

As discussed in a blog post last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today the first of three tutorials for pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) related to Phase 2 reporting of payments and other transfers of value provided to physicians and […]

CMS RELEASES OPEN PAYMENTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS; PHASE 2 TIMELINE FOR MANUFACTURERS AND GPOS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today information regarding registration in the Open Payments system for physicians and teaching hospitals interested in reviewing and verifying data reported by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in connection with the Physician Payments Sunshine Law prior […]

Explosion of Big Data: What the Release of CMS Medicare and Sunshine Payment Data Means for Industry

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released this month the 2012 Medicare payment data for individual physicians.  CMS also recently wrapped up its Phase I collection of data related to payments and transfers of value from pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology manufacturers and group purchasing organizations to physicians […]

CMS Announces Webinars for HCPs Interested in Sunshine Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it will be conducting a series of teleconferences intended for medical society and association staff, physicians, practitioners, and practice managers interested in learning more about the federal Sunshine law and Open Payments program.  This announcement comes as applicable manufacturers and group […]

CMS Releases Additional Materials Regarding Phase I of Sunshine Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this week additional resources for Phase I of registration and Sunshine data reporting.  For more information regarding CMS’s two phased approach to registration and data reporting, see the blog posts here and here.  Specifically, CMS released the following materials: 30 page […]