Open Payments Pre-publication Review and Dispute Now Available

Pre-publication review and dispute for the Program Year 2020 Open Payments data is available beginning today, April 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Open Payments Program Year 2020 data and updates to the previous program years’ data in June 2021.

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, 2021 in order to be reflected in the June 2021 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.

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

Need help or have questions?

Contact the Open Payments Help Desk at  or call 1-855-326-8366 (TTY Line: 1-844-649-2766).

The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.


Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes a more transparent and accountable health care system by making the financial relationships between

applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and health care providers (physicians and teaching hospitals) available to the public.    

Learn more about Open Payments


Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)