Laws have been created in the United States to encourage transparency in the relationships between physicians and industry. The 2010 US Physician Payments Sunshine Act, now more commonly called Open Payments, required that in 2013 we begin tracking our financial interactions with physicians and teaching hospitals. Annually, the financial information is reported on a public, government website by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
打开付款(also known as the Sunshine Act) requires that medical device, pharmaceutical, biological, and medical supply manufacturers report certain transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals.
Another goal is to deter the kind of financial relationships that can sometimes lead to increased healthcare costs.
US-licensed physicians and US-based teaching hospitals那group purchasing organizations (GPOs)那andmanufacturersof drugs, medical devices, biologicals, and medical supplies.
Annually by March 31, Cook must submit a detailed report to CMS of payments or transfers of value made the prior calendar year. The financial reports include:
审查和争议期：After CMS combines all the reported data, registered physicians and teaching hospitals are given 45 days to review the data for accuracy andresolve disputes with the manufacturers。A template dispute form is available to physicians and teaching hospitals在CMS注册以查看数据。然后制造商有15天才能纠正并重新提交数据。
Providing anything with discernible economic value, tangible or intangible, directly or indirectly. Below are examples of what is considered a transfer of value under Open Payments. These are called“付款的性质”in the CMS database and are considered a transfer of value.
No, physicians and teaching hospitals do not need to collect or submit to CMS data about transfers of value they have received. They may want to keep track of payments received from manufacturers so that they can verify that the correct information was reported, however.
Expenses are recorded at the time payment is issued to the physician or teaching hospital, not the time the expense was incurred.
Please visit theCMS.打开付款website想要查询更多的信息。
In addition, we at Cook Medical have a team who can help with questions from physicians and teaching hospitals. Please feel free to send us an email atOpenPayments@cookMedical.com.or call us at 1.800.457.4500 with your specific questions.