Data Submission and Attestation
How Do Reporting Entities Submit Data?
Reporting entities are required to submit data to Open Payments by March 31 each year. The Open Payments system provides the following options for data entry and submission:
- Manual data entry via the Open Payments system
- Bulk data entry via CSV file uploads
- Maximum file size for bulk uploads is 250MB
- Files larger than 250MB need to be separated into multiple files
Submitting a Test File
You can upload and submit a test file to ensure that your data file is formatted correctly. If your file contains formatting errors, the Open Payments system will produce an error report to help you identify what needs to be reformatted.
For detailed instructions and screenshots that provide step-by-step instructions on how to submit the data, refer to the Open Payments System Quick Reference Guide (PDF).
Reporting is considered complete when the official attestation is received.
How is Data Attested?
Once you’ve submitted your final records, the attestation process will begin. First, you can add assumptions to the attestation. An assumptions statement is not required, but is allowed as an opportunity to explain reasonable assumptions made and methodologies used when reporting Open Payments data. For example, the assumptions statement may be used to show calculations of the cost of an individual meal.
After adding assumptions, you must attest to the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of all submitted data including any re-submissions of corrected data. The most recent, attested data will be considered the final submission and the records will reflect that you have attested to their accuracy. You will not be able to make changes to your official attestation. Only data that has been attested will be considered reported. Refer to the Final Submission and Attestation Quick Reference Guide (PDF) for more information on the final submission process.
Additional resources and details about reporting requirements are available on the Resources page.