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Why Open Payments Irks Physicians
HealthLeaders Media

Days before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ scheduled launch of the Open Payments website, the President of the American Medical Association said the release of potentially inaccurate data could “cause patients to question their trust in their physicians… [and] discourage research and care delivery improvements that benefit patients.”

In a statement released by his office, Robert M. Wah, MD, said doctors haven’t had enough time to correct payment information submitted by the pharmaceutical industry in error, some examples of which were made public last month.