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CMS Releases Teaching Hospital List and Reporting Thresholds for 2016

October 1, 2015
Ruselle W. Robinson

CMS has released the list of teaching hospitals that applicable manufacturers must use for reporting 2016 payments and transfers of value.  CMS updates the teaching hospital list every year.  The 2016 list can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Downloads/2016-Reporting-Cycle-Teaching-Hospital-List-%5bSeptember-2015%5d.pdf

In addition, CMS has published the inflation-adjusted reporting thresholds that applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations must use for 2016 payments and transfers of value. Any payment or transfer of value in calendar year 2016 that is less than $10.22 need not be reported (an increase of one penny), unless the aggregate amount “transferred to, requested by, or designated on behalf of” a covered recipient exceeds $102.19.  As I noted in my last post, the 2015 reporting thresholds are $10.21 and $102.07, respectively.

Need assistance? You can contact the Sunshine Act/Open Payments Help Desk by email at openpayments@cms.hhs.gov, or by calling 855-326-8366, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, EST.

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