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CMS open payments review closes May 20

May 14, 2015 Dentists have until May 20 to review and, if necessary, dispute reports about them from manufacturers and group purchasing organizations concerning 2014 payments and transfers of value before the information is posted publically June 30 on the Open Payments (http://www.cms.gov/openpayments/) website. If dentists disagree with reported information, they may initiate data disputes.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created the website under Affordable Care Act physician payment provisions intended to encourage financial transparency in certain payments and transfers of value to physicians, including dentists, and teaching hospitals. CMS gives doctors and teaching hospitals the opportunity to register and review the information before its public disclosure. Visit ADA.org and cms.gov for further information.