Open Payments: Review and Dispute Data by May 15

May 9, 2019
Health Policy

Pre-publication review and dispute for Program Year 2018 Open Payments data closes May 15. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish Program Year 2018 data and updates to the previous program years in June.

Physician and teaching hospital review of the data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. Here are a few things to know:

  • All records submitted during the submission period of the current calendar year are eligible for review and dispute, including newly edited, submitted, and re-attested records from previous calendar years; see the tutorial
  • Disputes must be initiated by May 15; see the Timing and Data Publication Quick Reference Guide
  • We do not mediate or facilitate disputes; work directly with reporting entities to resolve disputes
  • Registration in the Open Payments system is required; visit the registration webpage for instructions

If you are already registered, log in to review your data:

  • If you have not accessed your account in 60 days or more, you will need to unlock your account in the CMS Portal
  • If you have not accessed your account in 180 days or more, your account has been deactivated; you will need to contact the Open Payments Help Desk to reinstate your account

For more information: