Open Payments Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Period Began April 1

Members & Publications

April 8, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the beginning of the 45-day Open Payments Review and dispute period beginning Friday, April 1, 2016. After the conclusion of the review and dispute period on May 15, CMS will publish the 2015 payment data and updates to the 2013 and 2014 data on June 30, 2016. Review and dispute is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. If you registered last year, you are not required to register again this year. If it has been more than 180 days since you logged on to the CMS Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM), your account has been deactivated and you will need to contact the Help Desk to reactivate it.

If you would like to participate in the Open Payments 2016: Prepare to Review Reported Data call, please visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, so register early. Physicians, physician office staff, and teaching hospitals may attend to find out how to access the Open Payments system to review the accuracy of the data submitted about you before it is published on the CMS website. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. This MLN Connects Call is being evaluated by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit (CE).

Please visit the call detail page for more information. For answers to additional questions, please email Medicare’s Open Payment Help Desk at, or call (855) 326-8366.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.