Some datasets, particularly the general payments dataset included in these zip files, are extremely large and may be burdensome to download and/or cause computer performance issues. Downloading the files with the assistance of the Akamai Download Manager application should make downloading the data easier by offering the option to pause and restart downloading to minimize resource allocation impact. Be advised that the file size, once downloaded, may still be prohibitive if you are not using a robust data viewing application. Microsoft Excel has limitations on the number of records it can display, which this file exceeds. CMS recommends against using Windows File Compression to decompress downloaded files. Programs recommended for file decompression are WinZip, WinRAR, and 7-Zip.
Use the search tool or Data Explorer as alternatives to search and refine views of the larger Open Payments data sets. Read more about the Akamai Download Manager here.
Complete 2016 Program Year Open Payments Dataset
A complete set of all data from the 2016 Program Year, which includes data reported about payments made from January 1 through December 31, 2016.
A supplementary file that displays all of the physicians indicated as recipients of payments in records reported in Open Payments. Each record includes the physicians demographic information, specialties, and license information, as well as a unique identification number (Physician Profile ID) that can be used to search for a specific physician in the general, research, and physician ownership files.