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

August 28, 2014
Ruselle W. Robinson

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 announce offline times for the September 5th shutdown next week.

To compensate for the approximately two days the Open Payments system will be unavailable, CMS has extended the review, dispute and correction timelines.

The new timelines are as follows:

Review and dispute (a 45-day period that is underway) will end on September 10, 2014.

Correction (a 15-day period) will begin on September 11, 2014 and end on September 25, 2014.

The data publication date of September 30, 2014 remains unchanged.

I will, of course, post updates as information becomes available.



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