Sunshine Act Portal Reopens for Registration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says that the physician portal for the Sunshine Act’s Open Payments system has now reopened, and is now accepting registrations.

The portal was shut down for more than a week following reports of significant errors with physician data, and the extreme difficulty some physicians were having when trying to register.

CMS’ last comment was that it still plans to open the system to the general public on Sept. 30, but that the deadline for physician registrations has been extended to Sept. 8. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to that schedule.

Important Note

The AMA is asking physicians to take a brief online survey to report their experiences while trying to register. The responses will help strengthen AMA’s advocacy on this topic.

Go to the survey here, or email your comments to OpenPayments@ama-assn.org. The deadline for responding to the survey is Monday, Aug. 18.

 

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