Open Payments Physician Review and Dispute Period Begins April 6!

As part of the Open Payments program, optometrists and other physicians  can begin to review payments attributed to them on Monday, April 6, 2015. Drug and medical device makers are required to report certain payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals on an annual basis. Optometrists participation in the registration and review process is voluntary, but is encouraged so that optometrists  can review and, if necessary, dispute payments before the information is made public on June 30, 2015. After the review and dispute period officially ends, optometrists can continue to register and initiate disputes, but resolutions will not be publicly displayed until the next reporting cycle.