Tag: Open Payments

Launch of Cooley’s CMS Sunshine FAQ Tracking Chart

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several rounds of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to Open Payments regarding the tracking and reporting of payments and other items of value provided by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to physicians and teaching hospitals.  In an effort to make the FAQs more accessible, we created […]

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 […]

CMS Open Payments User Guide Released

The Open Payments User Guide for Applicable Manufacturers and Applicable Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) has been released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  CMS announced the release of this User Guide during a recent teleconference with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers.  According to CMS, the User […]

Round 2: CMS Teleconference with Manufacturers Regarding Reporting Research Payments

Following yesterday’s teleconference with physicians and teaching hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a webinar today regarding the National Physician Payment Transparency Program, also known as Open Payments.  The CMS Open Payments system implements the requirements of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act.  The objective of the webinar […]

CMS Sunshine Act Teleconference Held for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

A teleconference was held today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the National Physician Payment Transparency Program, also known as Open Payments.  The CMS Open Payments system implements the requirements of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act.  The objective of the […]

CMS Issues Another Round of Sunshine Reporting FAQs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued today another round of FAQs related to the implementation of the Sunshine Act.  Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) started tracking data on August 1, 2013.  Below is a list of the new 25 CMS FAQs organized […]

CMS Call for Comments Re: Sunshine Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Federal Register notice requesting comments related to the Sunshine Act, section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act.  Specifically, CMS is requesting comments on the implementation of the registration process, attestation process, dispute and resolution processes, assumptions document, and data retention requirements […]