General Question for the Week of August 12, 2019

General Compliance Question of the Week


What are the objectives of the Open Payments program?


The Open Payments Program provides the public with further information about the financial relationships between physicians and teaching hospitals and applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Specifically, the program:

  • Fosters transparency about these financial ties
  • Offers information on the type and extent of the relationships
  • Tries to identify relationships that can both lead to the development of beneficial new technologies and wasteful healthcare spending
  • Aims to prevent inappropriate influence on research, education and clinical decision making