CMS – Open Payments Data Available for Review

April 24, 2018


  • Open Payments Data Available for Review
  • Questions — Contact Live Help Desk

Open Payments Data Available for Review


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Open Payments Program Year 2017 data and updates to the previous program years’ data in June 2018.

Review and dispute for the Program Year 2017 Open Payments data publication began on April 1, 2018 and will end on May 15, 2018.

Physician and teaching hospital review of the data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. Please keep in mind the following reminders:

  • Disputes must be initiated by May 15, 2018 in order to be reflected in the June 2018 data publication. For more information on review and dispute timing and publication refer to the Review and Dispute Timing and Data Publication Quick Reference Guide.
  • CMS does not meditate or facilitate disputes. Physicians and teaching hospitals should work directly with reporting entities to resolve disputes.  
  • Registration in the Open Payments system is required in order to participate in review and dispute activities.

If you have never registered with Open Payments before:

Make sure you have your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and State License Number (SLN). Initial registration is a two-step process:

  1. Register in the CMS Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM);
  2. Register in the Open Payments system

For users who have previously registered: 

Users that have registered during previous program years do not need to re-register.

Please note: 
If the account has not been accessed for within the last 60 days the account will have been locked due to inactivity. To unlock an account go to the CMS Enterprise Portal, enter your user ID and correctly answer all challenge questions to gain access to your account. You will be prompted to create a new password.

If the account has not been accessed for 180 days or more, the account will be deactivated. To reinstate the account contact the Open Payments Help Desk at 1-855-326-8366; 1-844-649-2766 (TY Line) 

For more information about the registration process, visit the physician and teaching hospital registration page on the Open Payments website.

Questions — Contact Live Help Desk

Submit questions to the Help Desk via email at or by calling 1-855-326-8366, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.

The Help Desk refers media inquiries to CMS’ Press Office for response.

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