CMS Updates Open Payments Data and Improves Website

January 22, 2016
Policy Snapshot

On January 19, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Open Payments dataset, consistent with the values we published on June 30, 2015. The total value before this update was $9.9 billion. The updated Open Payments dataset reflects:

  • Changes made to records
  • Changes to delays in publication flags
  • Changes to disputed records
  • Records that were deleted

This financial data was submitted by applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations. Every year, CMS will update the Open Payments data at least once to include updates from disputes and other data corrections made since the initial publication of the data. The updates affect all types of payments or transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals and physician ownership or investment interests.

The Open Payments Data website has been enhanced by adding:

  • A homepage tool where you can search for a doctor by name
  • A snapshot of Open Payment facts
  • Sections to explore and download data