A note to doctors

The information displayed on our Dollars for Docs page comes directly from data published by the federal government as required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. You can see the information on you on the federal Open Payments website. Pharmaceutical and medical device makers are required to report information on all payments to physicians and they must attest to the accuracy of this information. Physicians were given a period of time to review and dispute the information before it became public. (More information on this process is available here.)

Because the payment information is attested to by the companies and because physicians have an opportunity to review and dispute the information before it becomes public, we are not in a position to independently review each expense that is disputed after publication. We will, however, update our site if the Open Payments site is updated.

If you believe this payment report is in error, you can still contest it using the Review and Dispute process set out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To do that, you must first register for the agency’s Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. Here’s information on how to do that. You can then lodge a dispute, following these steps. Companies must then review your dispute. If you have questions, you may email the government at opcompliance@cms.hhs.gov. If the payment is removed from the Open Payments website, we are happy to remove it from our website. This update process is slated to occur once a year. Please let us know if a payment is removed or changed.

If you believe the address listed for you is incorrect, it most likely comes from information you submitted to receive a National Provider Identifier number, your provider ID.  This information is submitted by providers and can be updated at any time. Should you update your address, please let us know and we will do the same on our site.