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CMS Juggles Dates Once Again

September 9, 2014
Ruselle W. Robinson

CMS has extended the review and dispute period an additional day, to midnight on September 11, 2014.  CMS cited inaccessibility of the Open Payment system during recent maintenance upgrades as the reason for the extension.

The 15-day correction period for applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations will begin on September 15th and “run at least 15 days.”

By my calculation, the new end date for the correction period is September 29th.  However, CMS still intends to publish the 2013 data on September 30, 2014.  I wonder whether CMS has left itself enough time to process the correction data and meet its long-held publication date.

Will CMS move back the publication date?  Stay tuned.  I will post updates as new information becomes available.


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