Open Payments Newly Added Covered Recipients

Newly Added
Covered Recipients

Open Payments has expanded* to include five new provider types:

Beginning in 2021
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists & Anesthesiologist assistants
  • Certified nurse-midwives

Data collected in 2021 will be submitted to CMS and published in 2022.

Your Role

  • Be mindful of the Open Payments Program expansion, knowing that in 2021 certain payments or transfers of value made to you by a company that meets the definition of a reporting entity (applicable manufacturer or applicable GPO) will be reportable for the purpose of Open Payments.
  • Stay connected with the program so you are ready to register to review your data in calendar year 2022. Registration and review of your data is voluntary and encouraged as this ensures accuracy of the Open Payments data.

Open Payments now includes these five new provider types in response to statutory changes outlined in the SUPPORT Act. Effective January 1, 2021, reporting entities' data collection includes these additional program participants.

What healthcare providers should know.

Open Payments is a national disclosure program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that promotes a more financially transparent and accountable healthcare system.

Drug and medical device companies must report to CMS payments or transfers of value they make to certain healthcare providers and teaching hospitals for research, meals, travel, gifts, speaking fees, and more.

Each year, CMS makes the data available so the public can see it at

CMS’s role is to collect and publish information submitted by reporting entities. CMS does not offer an opinion on what financial relationships may cause conflicts of interests. Simply, CMS publishes the data for public use and interpretation.

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Open Payments – New Feature Video

Open Payments has released a new, short video to show how Open Payments works, what’s in the data, and how to use the search tool.

Check out the video to learn more!

Open Payments Data at a Glance

43 Billion in Payments

$43+ Billion
in Payments

2500 Companies Reporting

2,500 Companies

1 Million Providers Included

1 Million Providers Included

What Data is Reported?

List is not all inclusive.

Travel and Lodging
Charitable Contributions
Charitable Contributions
Research Activities
Learn more about the types of reported data on the natures of payment category page.
1. Includes payments to providers and to research entities when a provider is named as a principal investigator on a project.
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Reminder: Data is released to the public by June 30 each year.
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04/15/2021 03:43 PM