Review and Dispute Period: July 14 – August 27, 2014. Have you verified your data?

As a physician or teaching hospital, are you aware of Open Payments (the Sunshine Act)? Open Payments creates greater transparency around the financial relationships of manufacturers, physicians, and teaching hospitals.

Have you completed Phase 1 of registration in the CMS Enterprise Portal which allows you to review data submitted before it goes public? And, are you ready for Phase 2? Do you know that Phase 2 allows you to register in the Open Payments system, and then review and (if needed) dispute any of the data reported about you by the industry prior to public posting of the data?

During the time specified by CMS in Phase 2 (Review and Dispute Period: July 14 – August 27, 2014), physicians and teaching hospitals can voluntarily register with CMS to review information about payments or other transfers of value given to them by industry prior to public posting of the data. Physicians and teaching hospitals that choose to participate will initially need to register in the CMS Enterprise Portal (Phase 1 registration) in order to register in the Open Payments system to access and review the information submitted about them by industry and potentially dispute information with industry that they believe to be inaccurate or incomplete.

CMS has webcasts available to assist with the Phase 2 process as well as information on past events.

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