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Data Brief on Financial Interests Reported Under the Open Payments Program

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act § 6002) requires that manufacturers disclose to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Manufacturers and group purchasing organizations must also report ownership and investment interests held by physicians. We will analyze 2015 data extracted from the Open Payments website to determine the number and nature of financial interests. We will also determine how much Medicare paid for drugs and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) ordered by physicians who had financial relationships with manufacturers and group purchasing organizations. We will determine the volume and total dollar amount associated with drugs and DMEPOS ordered by these physicians in Medicare Parts B and D for 2015.

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October 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Data Brief on Financial Interests Reported Under the Open Payments Program Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-03-16-00420 2018

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