Open Payments Registration for Physician Authorized Representatives

Open Payments Registration for Physician Authorized Representatives

Open Payments is a system that allows patients to review payment data on the physicians in your facility. During the review and dispute period, physicians or nominated staff can log in and review data that pertains to their practice. As a physician authorized representative you can work with your practicing physicians to make sure the data is accurate.

Below are the steps to make sure this process happens smoothly in your office. The first step to getting this process started as a physician authorized representative, is to see whether or not you have been nominated.

Have you been nominated?

If you have been nominated for the role of physician’s authorized representative, you will receive an email notification. The notification contains a Nomination ID, which is needed to accept or reject the nomination.

You have 10 calendar days to accept or reject a nomination (after which the nomination request will become inactive).

  1. Log in to the Open Payments system via the CMS Enterprise Portal
    1. If you are not registered in the CMS Portal, complete the ‘New User Registration’ process. For more detailed information on this process, view the General Registration Page.
    2. Once registered in the CMS Portal:
      1. If you are a first-time Open Payments system user, select “Create My Profile.” Select “Start Profile” at the bottom of the screen. Select the “I have a Nomination ID and Registration ID” link on the “Select Profile Type” page.
      2. If you are a returning user, select the “My Profile” tab. Select “My Roles and Nominations,” then select “Accept/Reject Nominations.”
  2. Select the user type “Physician” from the drop-down list and enter the nomination ID from the nomination notification email.

If you need your physician to request a nomination:

To nominate a physician authorized representative during physician registration, refer to the quick reference guide “Physician Registration,” available on the Resources page of the Open Payments website.

To nominate an authorized representative after physician registration has been completed, follow the steps below.

  1. Select “Yes, designate an authorized representative.” The fields required to nominate an authorized representative will appear on the screen.
  2. The physician should log in to the Open Payments system via the CMS Enterprise Portal and select the “My Profile” tab.
  3. Select the “My Profile Details” tab. Select “Update Profile.”
  4. Enter information on the nominee for all required fields. The default level of access is “Read.” For other levels, select “Modify Profile” and/or “Dispute Records.” When done, select “Save Updates.”

The nominee will receive an email notification instructing him or her to log into the Open Payments system and either accept or reject the nomination.

For a printable guide on nominating an authorized representative, download the following PDF (PDF)

For more information on registering, visit the General Registration Page

You can email the Open Payments Help Desk or call 1-855-326-8366 Monday through Friday,

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Page Last Modified:
04/10/2017 09:57 AM