This week, drug and device manufactures were able to register in the Open Payments  system and begin data submission for any payments or transfers of value that occurred in the 2014 calendar year. Manufacturers can also now submit corrected 2013 data if needed. March 31, 2015 is the deadline for all submissions.
Physicians can also register in the system now, so they can be prepared to review any data that is submitted about them. The review and dispute period for physicians is anticipated to begin in April.
As you may recall, CMS released the first year of Open Payments data on September 30, 2014. CMS plans to publish the 2014 payment data and make any needed updates to the 2013 data in June 2015. We will continue to keep you updated about the Open Payments review process.
If you have any questions about data submission or the registration process, CMS is hosting an Open Payments question and answer session on Tuesday, February 10 from 1:30–2:30 pm ET. View the call-in information for this session here.