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Teaching Hospitals

Review and Dispute Period Ends September 10, 2014

Do you want to review Open Payments data reported about you before it is available to the public?  Get started now by registering in CMS’ Enterprise Portal.

Teaching hospitals are encouraged to register in CMS’ Enterprise Portal (Enterprise Identification Management System – EIDM) and the Open Payments system in order to view the data reported by industry that will be made public on September 30, 2014. 

Registration is a voluntary process, but it is required if a teaching hospital representative wants to review data reported by industry relating to financial interactions industry has had with teaching hospitals.

Registration for physicians and teaching hospitals will be conducted in two phases for this first Open Payments reporting year. There is no official end date for when teaching hospitals need to finish the registration steps. In order to review or dispute data submitted by industry for the 2013 reporting period, teaching hospitals must be registered – and have reviewed any data reported about them – on or before September 10, 2014, the end of the initial 45-day review and dispute period.  Please keep in mind that identity verification can take some time; CMS recommends completing the registration process as soon as possible and not waiting until the end of this review and dispute period.

Two Phases of Registration

Phase 1:

Phase 2: 

Note: Any data that is disputed, if not corrected by industry, will still be made public but will be marked as disputed. Learn more about the review and dispute process.

New Resources Available

The Open Payments User Guide has been extensively updated to provide industry, physicians, and teaching hospitals with a comprehensive understanding of Open Payments system and requirements. New chapters include: physician and teaching hospital registration in the Open Payments system, and review and dispute functionality. It can also be downloaded on the Open Payments Fact Sheets and User Guides web page

CMS developed multiple Quick Reference Guides. Guides include: how a teaching hospital can register in the Open Payments system, how to dispute a record, and how an authorized representative can accept or reject a nomination.  

For assistance registering in CMS’ Enterprise Portal (the gateway to CMS’ Enterprise Identification Management system (EIDM)), view the instructional presentation on steps to complete EIDM registration.

Definition

For the purposes of Open Payments, “teaching hospitals” are hospitals that received payment for Medicare direct graduate medical education (GME), inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) indirect medical education (IME), or psychiatric hospital IME programs during the last calendar year for which such information is available.

 

Do Teaching Hospitals Have to Participate in Open Payments?

Teaching hospitals are not required to register with or send any information to Open Payments. However, to make sure CMS has the right information, we do encourage teaching hospitals to:

CMS is committed to data accuracy, and will be closely monitoring this process to ensure integrity in the data posted. We encourage teaching hospital engagement in this process. Teaching hospitals that notice an inaccuracy can dispute data and work with applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs to resolve disputes.

 

Applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs may be audited based on activities that pertain to their compliance with Open Payments requirements to submit timely, accurate, and complete data. Audits and civil monetary penalties do not apply to teaching hospitals as a result of any reported activities.

 

Teaching Hospital Listing

For the 2013 Open Payments program cycle, click on the link below to access a listing of all teaching hospitals to be reported on (a version of the list is available in XLS format in the Downloads box at the bottom of this page):

  • 2013 Open Payments Cycle: Teaching Hospital List [PDF, 797KB]


The teaching hospital list:

  • Indicates all hospitals that have received a payment(s) under a Medicare direct graduate medical education (GME), inpatient hospital prospective payment system (IPPS) indirect medical education (IME) or psychiatric hospitals IME programs during the latest calendar year for which such data is available;
  • Includes hospital names, addresses and taxpayer identification numbers (TINs);
  • Is specific to a single Open Payments program cycle (i.e., 2013); and,
  • Was posted approximately 90 days prior to the data collection period beginning for each Open Payments program cycle (May 3, 2013 for the 2013 Open Payments program cycle).

 

NEW: 2014 Teaching Hospital Listing

In addition, a teaching hospital list is now available for the 2014 Open Payments program cycle. Policy requires the listing to be available approximately 90 days prior to the data collection period beginning for each Open Payments program cycle (October 1 for all cycles after 2013). Note that this list should only be used for 2014 reporting (a version of the list is available in XLS format in the Downloads box at the bottom of this page), and should not be used for reporting for any other program cycle. For 2014 reporting, there are no changes to the submission file specifications.

  • 2014 Open Payments Cycle: Teaching Hospital List [PDF, 797KB]