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Open Payments Site Excludes Some Disputed Payments, Includes Payments Not Linked To Doctors

By Michelle M. Stein
September 30, 2014 at 2:25 PM
CMS decided not to include some payments disputed by doctors and teaching hospitals in the Open Payments database published Tuesday (Sept. 30) in order to give physicians and hospitals more time to review the information, but the highly anticipated database includes de-identified data in cases where it was unclear exactly to which physician the payments should have been linked. The Open Payments site will include 4.4 million payments valued at almost $3.5 billion, according to CMS. Payments from drug and...


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