Physician Payment Sunshine Act: CMS Offers Supplemental Data Submission Resources
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a number of new materials to assist reporting entities with the data submission process, available here.
These new tools include:
- Submission Data Mapping Document: A mapping of data elements listed in the Submission File Specifications to the specific data fields in the XML and CSV sample files.
- Bulk Data Upload Instructions: Detailed instructions on how to use the XML schema, and XML and CSV sample files to bulk upload data.
- XML Schema and XML Samples Files: The XSD (XML Schema Definition) document used to create and validate XML submission files for the three payment types. And, a sample of the exact format (in XML files) that will be used by reporting entities to upload data into the Open Payments system.
- CSV Sample Files: A sample of the exact format (in CSV files) that will be used by reporting entities to upload data into the Open Payments system.
The Data Submission Requirements and Timeline: