Reminder-Register to Review Open Payments Data

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the "Sunshine Act," or Open Payments program, requires that certain manufacturers and others report any payments or gifts provided to doctors of optometry and other physicians. Such items include consulting fees, honorarium, gifts, food and beverage, lodging and travel. In order to reveiw data reported before it is made public, physicians must register in the CMS Open Payments system. By registering physicians will be able to review and dispute payment data reported.  The review and dispute period for  is targeted to start in April 2016 and data will be made public on June 30, 2016. Doctors of optometry that registered last year are not required to register again this year unless it has been more than 180 days since you logged into the Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM). Read More.