CMS publishes 2018 Open Payments Data

On June 28, 2019, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published 2018 program year Open Payments data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for previous program years. Collectively, eligible manufacturers and group purchasing organizations reported $9.35 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests conferred to physicians and teaching hospitals between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The total amount is comprised of 11.40 million total data records attributed to 627,392 physicians and 1,180 teaching hospitals. The public can view the data at