Tag: transparency

CMS Releases New Video Tutorial for 2014 Sunshine Reporting; Q&A Session Next Week

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 […]

CMS Explains New Data Matching and Resubmission Process During Open Payments Webinar Today

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a webinar today to address the process for correcting and resubmitting records that were removed from the Open Payments system in August 2014 by CMS due to data integrity issues.  CMS started the webinar by stating that of the 4.4 million […]

CMS Open Payments Webinar Scheduled for November 13th Related to Excluded Payments

Interested parties can register for an upcoming webinar hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) related to the data that was excluded from public disclosure in August 2014 due to data errors.  The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 13th from 1-3 PM Eastern.  As of late […]

CMS Exempts CME and Makes Other Sunshine Reporting Changes

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 physician payment fee schedule, which includes changes to the Final Rule implementing the federal Sunshine law.  Most significantly, CMS announced that it had exempted payments to speakers at all continuing medical education (CME) events under §403.904(i)(1) if the […]

CMS Launches New Search Tool for Open Payments Database; Announces Disputed Payments Reporting Deadline

As we discussed here, the launch of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments database on September 30, 2014 was met with a high level of criticism from industry, health care professionals, the media and other interested parties.  One significant complaint was that the data was not […]

Sunshine Act Media Coverage and CMS’s Response Today

The Open Payments database has been live for a week now.  There has been media coverage, but most has not been the type that many expected.  The coverage to date has largely centered on the significant challenges associated with accessing and using the database.  For example: US News & World […]

CMS Releases First Year Open Payments Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) promised the government, industry and the public that it would release the first round of data in connection with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act by September 30, 2014, and that promised was delivered on today.  The CMS Open Payments database contains 4.4 million […]