CMS has updated Open Payments data

By Besse Medical

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Open Payments data set to reflect changes to the data that took place since the last publication in June 2020. The updated data set is now available for viewing at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

CMS refreshes the Open Payments data at least once annually to include updates from disputes and other data corrections made since the initial publication of the data. The refreshed Open Payments Data Set includes:

  • Record Updates: Changes to non-disputed records made on or before November 15, 2020, are published.
  • Disputed Records: Dispute resolutions completed on or before December 31, 2020 are displayed with the updated information. Records with active disputes that remained unresolved as of December 31, 2020 are displayed as disputed.
  • Record Deletions: Records deleted before December 31, 2020 were removed from the Open Payments database. Records deleted after December 31, 2020, remained in the database, but will be removed during the next data publication in June 2021.

For more information about the Open Payments Program timeline, visit www.cms.gov/openpayments