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CMS Updates Sunshine Act/Open Payments User Guide

December 22, 2014
Ruselle W. Robinson

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.

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