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July 25, 2013

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: OPEN PAYMENTS - Policy Updates on Payments and the Physician Resource Toolkit

On August 8th, 2013, starting 1:30 PM Eastern Time, there is an MLN Connects National Provider Call discussing the OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payment Sunshine Act) requirement that manufacturers of pharmaceuticals or medical devices publicly report payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals. The call will provide an update on program policy, with a focus on third party payments and indirect payments as well as the Physician Resource Toolkit. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls (MLN Connects Calls) are educational conference calls conducted for the Medicare provider and supplier community that educate and inform participants about new policies and/or changes to the Medicare program. MLN Connects is a part of the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN)*

Target Audience:

For the purposes of Open Payments, a "physician" is any of the following types of professionals that are legally authorized to practice, regardless of whether they are Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers:

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Doctor of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Doctor of Podiatry
  • Doctor of Optometry
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Note: Medical residents are excluded from the definition of physicians for the purpose of this program. More information is available on the Open Payments website.

 

Event: OPEN PAYMENTS - Policy Updates on Payments and the Physician Resource Toolkit

Topic: National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payments)

When: Thursday, August 8, 2013

 

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Agenda:

  • Update on program policy, with a focus on Third Party Payments & Indirect Payments
  • Physician Resource Toolkit
  • Question and Answer Session

     

Call Materials:
A link to the slide presentation will be posted prior to the call

 

Registration:
To register for an MLN Connects National Provider Call, please visit the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website

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