Just in time for the next Sunshine Act reporting cycle, CMS has updated the Open Payments User Guide. The User Guide is a comprehensive Sunshine Act resource for applicable manufacturers, applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs), physicians and teaching hospitals. The updated User Guide, Version 3.2 dated December 2014, includes new information in Chapter 5: Review and Dispute for Industry.
Here is a link to the revised User Guide: http://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Downloads/Open-Payments-User-Guide.pdf
Reminder: The Sunshine Act reporting period for submission of 2014 data by applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs will begin February 1, 2015 and continue through March 31, 2015.
I will continue to monitor Sunshine Act developments and report to you as they occur.