August 19, 2014
On Aug. 15, CMS reopened its Open Payments System so that physicians and teaching hospitals can continue to review the transactions attributed to them, as reported by manufacturers or group purchasing organizations. The site was closed during the review period after substantial errors were found. Physicians and teaching hospitals now have until Sept. 8 to review the data, which are scheduled to be released to the public on Sept. 30.
To get started, physicians must first complete a two-part registration process with CMS. Part one consists of e-verification and must be completed before data can be reviewed. Part two entails registering with the Open Payments System to access and dispute data.