CMS National Provider Call Covers Important Open Payment Program Requirements

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On July 22, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) conducted an a National Provider Call to provide updated information for physicians and teaching hospitals regarding the steps necessary to register online, using the Open Payment Program portal, for the purpose of reviewing and disputing, if necessary, any data reported by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations in accordance with Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act and related regulations (also known as the “Sunshine Act”). 

For those persons not able to participate in the Call, the handout materials and a recording are available for review online here.  For additional information regarding these important Open Payment Program requirements, contact Susan Ziel at