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Teaching Hospitals

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 urge 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]