Sunshine Act

Payments to physicians from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are collected each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and posted on the CMS Open Payments website. This reporting system falls under the Sunshine Act implemented in 2014.

If you receive payments from industry, you have the opportunity to review and possibly dispute items that have been reported for you on Open Payments between April 1 and May 30, each year. We strongly urge Mount Sinai Health System physicians to take advantage of this review period to check their own payment record for accuracy. All undisputed data is published to the public website in June of each year.

  • If you have not already registered in the Open Payments System, you must do so in order to review, and if necessary, dispute the data provided about you.  (If you registered for CMS’s Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM) and requested access to Open Payments previously, it is not necessary re-register).

    Registration is a two-step process:
    • Before you can register for the Open Payments system, you must register with CMS’s Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM).
      Once you have successfully registered in EIDM, you can request access and register with the Open Payments system.
    • Please refer to Get Started with Open Payments on the Open Payments website and the Physician and Teaching Hospital Registration Quick Reference Guide for assistance with both steps. 
    • For technical assistance and questions relating to Open Payments, contact the CMS Help Desk at OpenPayments@cms.hhs.gov. Live Help Desk support is available by calling 1-855-326-8366, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CT), excluding Federal holidays. 
  • If you receive any inquiries from the news media regarding Open Payments or the Sunshine Act, please immediately direct them to the Mount Sinai Press Office at 212-241-9200 (ext. 49200) or newsmedia@mssm.edu.
  • Please ensure that your Annual Report of Relationships with Outside Entities on Sinai Central is complete and up to date. This will be extremely important if any external inquiries are made about payments to you.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Conflicts of Interest Helpline at 212-241-0845 (4-0845), or contact Ken Brower.