September 30, 2014
Open Payments Launches Today
Starting September 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publically launched Open Payments, also known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. This new program publishes information on payments or transfers of value to physicians from drug and device manufacturers, and group purchasing organizations.
In August, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) signed onto a letter with the American Medical Association (AMA) and others to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner expressing serious concerns about the implementation of the Open Payments System without adequate time for physicians to prepare.
Click here to review the CMS Open Payments website.
Click here to review the CMS Open Payments page for physicians.
To sign up for CMS Open Payments email updates, click here.