CMS Finalizes Changes to Open Payments Reporting Requirements

By Ashlie Heald, Esq., Athena Compliance Partners, LLC., Lexington, KY

On November 15, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the calendar year (CY) 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies Final Rule (Final Rule).1  The Final Rule revised the CMS regulations implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Section 1128G of the Social Security Act) requirements effective for data to be collected in CY 2021 and reported in CY 2022.  The Final Rule aligns CMS regulations with and codifies provisions of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act).2  CMS believes that the changes are in line with its efforts to promote and enable transparency in the financial relationships between manufacturers and healthcare providers.

Premium Content For:
  • Health Law Section
Join - Now