Douglas Brown, a Deputy Director of CMS, spoke this week at the Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practice Forum in Washington D.C. As part of his presentation on the Sunshine Act, Mr. Brown disclosed the 2015 schedule CMS will use for reporting of 2014 payment and physician ownership data by applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations.
The schedule will be as follows:
- Data submission will begin on February 1, 2015 and continue through March 31, 2015.
- The Review and Dispute period will take place in April/May 2015.
- The Correction Period will take place in May/June 2015.
- CMS will publish the 2014 data on June 30, 2015.
I will post updates on the 2015 schedule as information becomes available.