The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Aug. 15 that the Open Payments system, which had been down for a time, was again available for registration, review and possibly dispute of financial payment information received from health care manufacturers. The system was taken offline Aug. 3 to resolve a technical issue and, therefore, was inaccessible.
To make up for the lost time, CMS has extended the period for physicians and teaching hospitals to review their records to Sept. 8, 2014. The Open Payments system website is still scheduled to become available to the public on Sept. 30, 2014.
Learn more and review your report on the CMS website.