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Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Physician Payment Sunshine Act frequently asked questions

How can I get ready for the implementation of the Sunshine Act?

Registration for Phase 1 opened on June 1, 2014. In Phase 1, physicians and teaching hospitals can register for the CMS Enterprise Portal to access the Enterprise Management system.

Phase 2 registration opened July 14, 2014. This step allows physicians and teaching hospitals to review their reports on the Open Payments website and make disputes about incorrect or inaccurate information. While registration for Open Payments is technically voluntary, only those who are registered were able to review reports and make disputes prior to publication on September 30, 2014.