Open Payments Resources
Open Payments: General Resources
These resources will help you understand and use the Open Payments system. For information on upcoming CMS educational webinars and to view replays of past presentations on a variety of topics, visit the Open Payments Events page.
The General Resources section includes information for all Open Payments users.
Reporting entities are applicable manufacturers (AMs) and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). The Resources for Reporting Entities page contains information about registration, data submission, attestation, and more.
Covered recipients include physicians, teaching hospitals, and select non-physician practitioners. View the Resources for Covered Recipients page for information about registration, the review and dispute process, and more.
- Open Payments Program Overview and Enhancements (PDF)
An overview of the Open Payments Program and enhancements implemented annually
- Open Payments Program Year 2023 Data Collection Tutorial (PDF)
A tutorial to provide reporting entities with information about the data collection changes for Program Year 2023
- Open Payments Program Year 2021 Data Publication Tutorial (PDF)
A tutorial on the Open Payments data publication process and guidelines for the Program Year 2021 data publication
- Open Payments System Enhancements (PDF)
Enhancements and improvements that directly affect end users of the Open Payments system
- Methodology and Data Dictionary Document (PDF)
Guide to published Open Payments data, including sources of the data, how the data files are presented by CMS, and the fields contained in each data file
- Open Payments FAQs (PDF)
Comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the Open Payments program
- View the Open Payments Law & Policy page for the statute, Final Rule, and regulatory updates.
Open Payments expanded in 2021 to include five new covered recipient types. Learn more on the Newly Added Covered Recipients page.
Covered recipients can now register and participate in pre-publication review and dispute. Visit the Resources for Covered Recipients page for more information.
For information about changes that will affect Applicable Manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations, visit the Changes for Reporting Entities page.