CMS Reopens Open Payments System.
Date posted: September 3, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the Open Payments System is reopen for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review, and dispute financial payment information received from drug, device and biological manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). CMS has extended the time for physicians and teaching hospitals to review their records to September 10, 2014.
Further, CMS has implemented system fixes to resolve the issue of incorrect data. CMS has also revalidated system data to confirm that physician identifiers used by the manufacturer or GPO are accurate, and all payment records are attributed to a single physician.
A help desk will be available for users experiencing problems with the system. The help desk can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 1-855-326-8366.
The CMS press release is available at:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “Open Payments System Reopens, Extends Physician Registration and Review Period.” Press Release. 15 Aug. 2014.