Issue Background

Open Payments

Open Payments System Dispute Deadline: September 11

The Open Payments system will be shut down during a series of scheduled maintenance upgrades. Due to these shut downs, the deadline to file a dispute, before the information goes public, has been extended to September 11. Please plan accordingly:  

Saturday, August 30, 2014 

1:00am to 11:00am 

and 

Friday, September 5, 2014 

MSNJ along with more than 100 medical societies signed on to a letter to CMS asking for a six month delay in the public release of the Open Payments data. While we continue to advocate for the delay, members are urged to review their data in the Open Payments System. As of now, September 30 will still be the first public release date, despite the temporary shutdown of the website, and will include payments made from August 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Visit CMS' Open Payments website for more information.

Having trouble registering?  Check out MSNJ's archived webinars with speaker Jennifer Searfoss, Esq of Searfoss Consulting Group, LLC. Listen as Jen walks you through the process step-by-step.

Resources

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