Open Payments: Check Your CMS Industry Payment Records
You can verify the payments that industry has reported on your behalf to CMS under the Open Payments program. Open Payments provides information about the financial relationships between providers (physicians and teaching hospitals) and industry (applicable manufacturers and GPOs).
Reviewing the data reported about you means you can see the payments drug or device companies say they made to you - from consulting fees to institutional grants under your name to a meal you received an industry event. If the data is wrong, you can dispute it and give drug or device companies the chance to fix the data before the public can see it.
Data is updated in January and released to the public on June 30 each year. Before June, you can review and dispute the data before it is released to the public. If you don’t review, the public might see data that’s wrong.
Your chance to dispute the data will expire at the end of the year that the record is published. For example, a record published in June 2018 can only be disputed until December 31, 2018.