Tag: data reporting

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 […]

CMS Open Payments Registration Open; Webinar Announced

As posted here, the first of two phases to register and submit payments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in connection with the federal Sunshine law has now begun.  Applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) may now register in CMS’ Enterprise Portal, complete the corporate profile information and submit aggregate 2013 […]

CMS Announces Certain Updates for 2014 Open Payments Data Collection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced certain updates for the 2014 Open Payments data collection period.  These updates include: Publication of a 2014 teaching hospital list Establishment of 2014 de minimis reporting thresholds Clarification of 2014 submission file specifications Parties affected by the Open Payments program can […]

New Sunshine Reporting FAQs Released by CMS

As announced last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued another round of FAQs related to the implementation of the Sunshine Act.  Below is a list of the 20 new CMS FAQs organized by category with a link to the answer from CMS for each.  Cooley’s CMS Sunshine FAQs trackers also have been […]

Sunshine Act Brochures Provide Highlights for Patients and Physicians

The National Physician Payment Transparency Program, also known as Open Payments, affects many health care industry participants.  Accordingly, even though applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are the only entities required to report data under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not overlooking patients […]