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Open Payments (the Sunshine Act): CMS Registration Overview
Thursday, June 12, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Registration is no longer available for this event.

As a physician or teaching hospital, are you aware of Open Payments (the Sunshine Act)? Do you know the differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2 registration for this first Open Payments reporting year? Did you know that registration in the CMS Enterprise Portal is the required first step to be able to review and dispute any of the data reported about you by industry prior to public posting? Do you understand the process for disputing information with industry that you believe to be inaccurate or incomplete? Are you aware that you have a defined number of days to initiate a dispute with industry?

As part of Open Payments, physicians and teaching hospitals should register with CMS to review information about payments or other transfers of value given to them by industry prior to public posting of the data. Physicians and teaching hospitals that choose to participate will initially need to register in the CMS Enterprise Portal (the gateway to the CMS Enterprise Management system) in order to access and review the information submitted about them by industry. As a part of this overall process, registered users will be able to dispute information with industry that they believe to be inaccurate or incomplete.

During this MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, CMS experts will give a brief introductory presentation about Open Payments, providing a concise overview of physician and teaching hospital CMS registration phases and the upcoming review and dispute process. This overview will be followed by answers to questions submitted prior to the call and an opportunity for participants to interact with our subject matter experts during a live question and answer session.

Open Payments overview
Overview of physician and teaching hospital CMS registration phases
Upcoming review and dispute process
Answers to submitted questions
Live Q&A Session
Target Audience
Teaching Hospitals
Professional Organizations
Physician Staff
Other Interested Parties
* For the purposes of Open Payments, a “physician” is any of the following types of professionals that are legally authorized to practice, regardless of whether they are Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers:
ο Doctor of Medicine
ο Doctor of Osteopathy
ο Doctor of Dentistry
ο Doctor of Dental Surgery
ο Doctor of Podiatry
ο Doctor of Optometry
ο Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
*Note: Medical residents are excluded from the definition of physicians for the purpose of this program. More information is available on the Open Payments website.

The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day in advance of the call on the MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls and Events web page. Select the call date and scroll to the "Call Materials" section to locate the slide presentation. A link to the audio recording and written transcript of this call will be posted under the "Call Materials" section in approximately 2 weeks following the call.

Doug Brown, Deputy Director of Data Sharing and Partnership Group, Center for Program Integrity, CMS
Toula Bellios, Director of Division of Policy and External Partnership, Center for Program Integrity, CMS

Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. ET on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.

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