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Medical societies express concern as CMS publishes first wave of payment data

September 30, 2014

CMS has come under criticism today for the release of its first batch of Open Payments System data. According to some medical societies, the data are inaccurate and incomplete, and the American Medical Association has asked the media to consider the data carefully before passing judgment about physicians’ and teaching hospitals’ relationships with industry.

“[The] AMA has strongly urged the federal government to adopt sensible measures to ensure that the information released is accurate,” AMA’s leadership wrote in a press release. “Unfortunately, the CMS’ Open Payments program has, to-date, been plagued by significant shortcomings that call into question the accuracy of information that will be published [today], including an inadequate opportunity for physicians to review their individual data and technical problems with the system’s website.”

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