Open Payment Site Scheduled for More Downtime, Complaints Continue

The troubled Open Payment Act website is encountering a bit more turbulence. The CMS announced Thursday that it plans upcoming outages for the site and that downtime would be used for "scheduled maintenance upgrades."

The troubled Open Payment Act website is encountering a bit more turbulence. The CMS announced Thursday that it plans upcoming outages for the site and that downtime would be used for “scheduled maintenance upgrades.”

As a result, the review-and-dispute process for doctor data displayed on the site will be extended until Sept. 10, the agency said.

That delay will push the corrections period to Sept. 25. The agency still says that the data will be released to the public Sept. 30.

The outages are scheduled for Aug. 30 between 1 and 11 a.m., and Sept. 5 for an as-yet-undisclosed duration.

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Source: Modern Healthcare