Once the manufacturer has submitted data listing the physician’s name to CMS, CMS must give physicians 45 days to review and work with the manufacturer, or applicable GPO, to correct the information. After the 45 days have passed, the manufacturer or applicable GPO will have an additional 15 days to submit corrections based on any disputes identified by physicians and physician owners/investors. The review and correction period starts at least 60 days before the information is made public.
During the review and correction period, physicians and physician owners/investors can dispute information about them they do not think is correct. If data is disputed, CMS will notify the applicable manufacturer or applicable GPO that some of their data has been disputed. However, CMS will not mediate the dispute directly.