The Physician Payments Sunshine Act is designed to increase transparency around the financial relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals and manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologics. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fulfills the law’s mandate via the Open Payments Program.
Manufacturers now must submit annual data on payment and transfers of value made to covered recipients. Physicians have 45 days to review their Open Payments data and dispute errors before public release. If the deadline is not met, physicians can still review and dispute errors and corrections will appear in the database’s next scheduled update.
Review Open Payments Data
- Step 1: Complete an e-verification process by logging into the CMS Enterprise Portal (EIDM).
- Step 2: Register in the Open Payments Program.
- Step 3: Review and dispute data by Dec. 31 of the current year.
Share your experiences: Please let us know how your registration goes with the Open Payments Program by sending an email to [email protected]. Responses will be used in the AMA's ongoing advocacy efforts.