The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments System is now open for physician review and dispute of information that may be reported under your name and National Physician Identifier. Physicians have until May 15, 2022 to log in to review and, if necessary, to dispute the data that have been reported to the government by industry about payments made to them during the 2021 calendar year. For more information, please click here.
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The initiative to display self-reported external relationships in faculty member VIVO and POPS pages will go live on January 11, 2022. The public disclosure of faculty conflict information is an institutional priority. The goal is to improve transparency of relationships between WCM faculty and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. We believe that this added layer of transparency will not only benefit the public, but will maintain our faculty and the institution’s integrity. For more information, please read the following communication including the FAQs: VIVO/POPS External Relationships.
The WCM conflicts survey has been modified in compliance with the new NIH requirements and export controls regulations. The new survey will go live on January 6, 2022. The most significant change to the survey is the new capability to upload your external consulting and services agreements, both U.S. and non-U.S., allowing for the COI Office and Office of Sponsored Research (OSRA) to ensure relationships are properly managed and disclosed. Please carefully review the following communication including the FAQs: January 6, 2022 Conflicts Survey Changes.
The National Institutes of Health published a policy document (NOT-OD-21-073) that implements significant changes to required disclosures of foreign collaborations, appointments, and research support through the proposal, Just-in-Time (JIT), and Research Project Progress Report (RPPR) processes. Specifically, NIH is expanding its requirements to better monitor potential conflicts of commitment, scientific and budgetary overlap, financial conflicts of interest (FCOI), and undue foreign influence. For more information, please click here.
Be advised that the federal government has imposed reporting requirements on all persons travelling to China, Russia, or Venezuela. Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), every person that travels to China, Russia, and Venezuela, must report all items carried into the above countries. Click here for full memo.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments System (Open Payments) published Open Payments Program Year 2019 data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for previous program years. The data is accessible at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/. Physicians have until the end of the calendar year, in which the data is first published, to log in to review and, if necessary, to dispute the data that have been reported to the government by industry about payments made to them during the 2019 calendar year. Click here for full announcement.