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Report to Congress
- Read the Open Payments Annual Report to Congress here
- The Report to Congress summarizes information about the Open Payments program, provides highlights from the first reporting year, and supplies aggregated information about applicable manufacturers and GPOs. This report includes plans for improving the program moving forward.
Sometimes, doctors and hospitals have financial relationships with health care manufacturing companies. These relationships can include money for research activities, gifts, speaking fees, meals, or travel. The Social Security Act requires CMS to collect information from applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in order to report information about their financial relationships with physicians and hospitals. Open Payments is the federally run program that collects the information about these financial relationships and makes it available to you. For an overview of the published data, view our factsheet.