Significant Dates for Physician Payment Sunshine Act

TODAY until September 10, 2014: Physicians must initiate disputes to have potential erroneous data flagged in the initial public release. In order to initiate disputes, physicians must complete the CMS e-verification process and Open Payments Registration process. To complete the process begin here.

September 30, 2014:
CMS publishes majority of data including physician-specific information.

December 31, 2014: Final day for physicians to initiate disputes of erroneous data from calendar year 2013 reported for transfers made and ownerships held. If a physician waits until after data has been made public to initiate a dispute, the data will not be flagged as disputed in the public database until CMS updates the information.

Risk-Based Managed Care in Kentucky: A Second Year Implementation Report & Assessment of Beneficiary Perceptions

How has Kentucky Medicaid managed care fared after our initial one-year report? Based on 18 stakeholder interviews, document review, and focus groups across the state, we provide insights about beneficiary experiences and their perceptions of changes to care. We find that many implementation issues have stabilized since the beginning of managed care, though issues of pharmaceutical access and behavioral health care remain.