Open Payments (Sunshine Act)
The Physician Open Payments (Sunshine Act) requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to report annually to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) certain transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals. The purpose behind the law was to increase public awareness and transparency of financial relationships between companies and physicians.
UT Southwestern physicians should register with CMS and review/correct information that relates to their personal, individual financial, or consulting relationships.
Once registered in both the CMS Enterprise portal and the Open Payments System, the physician can delegate an authorized representative to review and dispute on his/her behalf.