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Open Payments Registration
Registration for physicians and teaching hospitals will be conducted in two phases for this first Open Payments reporting year:
- Register in the CMS Portal: Register in CMS’ Enterprise Portal (the gateway to CMS’ Enterprise Identification Management system). Use the Phase 1 Step-by-Step CMS Enterprise Portal Registration for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals presentation for guidance on how to complete this portion of the registration.
- Register in the Open Payments System: Register in the Open Payments system to complete the registration process and have the opportunity to review and dispute data submitted by applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs prior to public posting of the data. Use Quick Reference Guide for Physician Registration.
Helpful tips from CMS:
- Use Internet Explorer versions 8-10, Chrome or Firefox browsers. Currently the Open Payments system is not optimized for the Safari browser;
- Consider answering "optional" questions during the registration process (skipping these questions can slow your registration).
Review and Dispute Process:
Dispute Initiation and Resolution Timing - Impact on Public Display of Data
|Timing of Dispute Initiation||Dispute Resolution Status|
Within 45-Day Initial Period or 15-Day Correction Period
|Public Display Status|
|Within 45-day initial review, dispute, and correction period (open until Sept. 11, 2014)||Resolved||Published as non-disputed in September, 2014|
|Not resolved||Published as disputed in September, 2014|
|After current 45-day initial review, dispute, and correction period, but before 45-day period preceding subsequent data refresh||Resolved||Published as non-disputed in both September, 2014 and the subsequent data refresh; but note the values of non-disputed data are theoretically different|
|Not resolved||Published as non-disputed in September, 2014, and|
disputed in the subsequent data refresh