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Information on the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: OPEN PAYMENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published, on February 8, 2013, a final rule that is intended to increase public awareness of financial relationships between manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals and medical supplies, as well as between applicable Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), and physicians and teaching hospitals. Known as the “National Physician Payment Transparency Program: OPEN PAYMENTS,” this is one of many steps in the Affordable Care Act designed to create greater transparency in the health care market.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: May 15, 2013

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