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Open Payments Pre-Publication Review and Dispute

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Pre-publication review and dispute for the Program Year 2019 Open Payments data is available through May 15, 2020. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Open Payments Program Year 2019 data and updates to the previous program years’ data in June 2020.

Physician and teaching hospital review of the data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Records eligible for review and dispute: all records submitted during the submission period of the current calendar year, including newly edited, submitted, and re-attested records from previous calendar years. For detailed information refer to the Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Tutorial
  • Disputes must be initiated by May 15, 2020 in order to be reflected in the June 2020 data publication. Disputes initiated after May 15, 2020 will be reflected in a later data publication / data refresh. For more information on review and dispute timing and publication refer to the Review and Dispute Timing and Data Publication Quick Reference Guide.
  • CMS does not meditate or facilitate disputes. Physicians and teaching hospitals should work directly with reporting entities to resolve disputes.  

Registration in the Open Payments system is required in order to participate in review and dispute activities.