A blog by attorneys for anyone interested in or affected by The Sunshine Act.

August2014

CMS Announces Maintenance Shutdown for Open Payments System; Review, Dispute and Correction Process Extended Two Days

CMS today announced that it will shut down the Open Payments system for scheduled maintenance upgrades on Saturday, August 30, 2014, and again on September 5, 2014. The system will be inaccessible on August 30th for a period beginning at 1:00 am and ending at 11:00 am. CMS will...

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Physician and Teaching Hospital Registration Re-Opens for Review and Dispute

CMS announced today that the Sunshine Act/Open Payments system is back online.  Registered physicians and teaching hospitals once again can review (and dispute, if necessary) payment and physician ownership data reported about them by applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations. CMS shut down the Open Payments system earlier...

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Registration for Review, Dispute and Correction Hits Snag

Earlier this week, the online publication ProPublica reported that CMS had temporarily suspended the review and dispute phase of Open Payments, which began on July 14, 2014.  According to the article, in at least one instance a manufacturer submitted incorrect payment information after confusing two physicians with the same...

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