CMS Releases 2018 Open Payments Data to the Public

CMS recently released Open Payments Data to the public.  CMS keeps a record of payments made by drug and medical device companies to both physicians and teaching hospitals, and after providers and facilities get a chance to review it, makes this information available to the public via a searchable database.  CMS noted in that these payments represented $3 billion in “General” payments and $4.93 billion in “Research” payments.  They also note that 627,000 physicians and 1,180 teaching hospitals received payments from drug and medical device companies.

We believe that all practices and providers should know what is being published about them in CMS-publicized information.  You can link to the searchable database that is publicly available here.

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