CMS Registration Begins June 1 for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

As part of Open Payments, physicians and teaching hospitals should register with CMS starting June 1 to review information about payments or other transfers of value given to them by the industry prior to public posting of the data. Physicians and teaching hospitals that choose to participate will need to initially register in CMS’ Enterprise Portal to access and review the information submitted about them by the industry. As a part of this overall process, registered users will be able to dispute information with industry that they believe to be inaccurate or incomplete.

Registration for physicians and teaching hospitals will be conducted in two phases for this first Open Payments reporting year:
• Phase 1 (begins June 1) includes user registration in CMS’ Enterprise Portal.
• Phase 2 (begins in July) includes physician and teaching hospital registration in the Open Payments system, and allows them to review and dispute data submitted by applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) prior to public posting of the data. Note: Any data that is disputed, if not corrected by industry, will still be made public but will be marked as disputed.

In the coming weeks, CMS will provide additional guidance about how to complete the CMS registration process, and when Phase 2 registration and the review and dispute process will begin for physicians and teaching hospitals. Learn more about Open Payments requirements by reviewing the Program Overview for Physicians.

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