During the 15th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum on November 4, 2014, Douglas Brown, Deputy Director of the Data Sharing & Partnership Group within CMS’s Center for Program Integrity, reiterated CMS’s earlier statement that the agency will refresh the 2013 payment data in the Sunshine Act (also referred to as “Open Payments”) system by December 31, 2014. The refresh will include newly released data related to records that were in “disputed” status at the close of September 11, 2014. Any records that were disputed after September 11 will not be refreshed until the next data publication in June 2015.
On October 30, 2014, CMS also announced that applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can now review and revise 2013 payment data that was originally published as “de-identified” on September 30, 2014. Applicable manufacturers and GPOs have until March 31, 2015 (the end of the 2014 data submission period) to revise and resubmit the data.