CMS Vows Less Mess In New Round Of Open Payments

By Jeff Overley (January 15, 2015, 2:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday supplied fresh details on the looming second round of its Open Payments program, promising "major changes" to avoid confusion that marred the inaugural disclosure of payments to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and device makers.

On a national call with manufacturers, CMS officials said their most robust improvements will be aimed at ensuring reported payments are attributed to the correct doctors. Last year, there were extensive problems with matching names and identification numbers, leading to 40 percent of records being published without identifying information — anonymity CMS said it intends...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!