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.