CMS announced the beginning of the 45 day Open Payments (“sunshine payments”) review and dispute period. This period ends May 15, 2016. CMS will publish the 2015 payment data on June 30, 2016, which includes updates to the 2013 and 2014 data.
The Affordable Care Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. CMS has been charged with implementing the Sunshine Act and has called it the Open Payments Program.
-ACG News Team