Open Payments Newly Added Covered Recipients

Newly Added
Covered Recipients

Open Payments expanded* and now includes five additional provider types:

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

The data collected in 2021 has now been submitted by reporting entities and is available for covered recipients’ review before it is published in June 2022.

Your Role

If you are a covered recipient, you can register and participate in the Open Payments program. As a covered recipient, you have the ability to review data attributed to you, affirm that the data is accurate, and if needed dispute attributed data that you believe to be incomplete or inaccurate in any way. Registration and review of your data is voluntary and encouraged as this ensures accuracy of the Open Payments data.

Visit the Covered Recipient Review and Dispute page for more information!

*Open Payments now includes these five new provider types in response to 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 openpaymentsdata.cms.gov.

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

$58+ Billion
in Payments

2500 Companies Reporting

2,500 Companies
Reporting

1 Million Providers Included

1 Million Providers Included

What Data is Reported?

List is not all inclusive.

Travel and Lodging
Travel/
Lodging
Fees
Fees
Consulting
Speaking
Honoraria
Teaching
Licenses
Charitable Contributions
Charitable Contributions
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food
Beverages
Gifts
Royalties
Royalties
Research Activities
Research
Activities1
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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05/16/2022 09:53 AM