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CMS details physician registration process for new Open Payments system

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared information on the process for physicians to register in the Enterprise Portal, a new CMS system that will facilitate physician review of information related to the Open Payments Program (also known as the Sunshine Act). Registration in the Enterprise Portal must be completed to view Open Payments data during a 45 day review period, which begins this July. Payments and transfers of value from group purchasing organizations and drug/device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals will be made public later this year as part of the Open Payments Program. CMS will host a call on the Open Payments registration process June 12. Registration information is available here.

The Enterprise Portal registration is lengthy and burdensome despite MGMA's many communications to the agency highlighting the need for a streamlined review process, including our most recent comment letter. We will continue our efforts urging CMS to simplify the process and make improvements to this program. To learn more, visit our Open Payments Program Resource Center.


The information above has been shared with permission from the "Medical Group Management Association, Government Affairs Department". www.mgma.org; e-mail address: "govaff@mgma.org."

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