Who is a Covered Recipient?
Our collaboration with medical professionals has fueled innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases, and we believe in fair compensation for the work they do.
In addition to CMS-teaching hospitals, the following U.S.-licensed physicians are also included in our report.
- Doctor of Medicine
- Doctor of Osteopathy
- Licensed Chiropractor
- Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Doctor of Dentistry
- Doctor of Optometry
- Doctor of Podiatry
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists & Anesthesiologist assistants
- Certified nurse-midwives
The following medical professionals are not included:
- Social Worker
- Case manager
- Office manager
Please note state reporting requirements may differ.
What types of “payment or other transfers of value” (POTV) are we required to report?
- Clinical reprints and publications
- Fees paid for speaker and consulting services
- Travel, lodging, and out-of-pocket expenses for speaker and consulting services
- Food and beverages provided in-office or out-of-office
- Grants (also reportable when provided to CMS-teaching hospitals)
- Research payments (also reportable when provided to CMS-teaching hospitals)
What Items are excluded from reporting?
- Payments or other transfers of value that are less than the annual threshold, unless the total aggregate amount of all items exceeds the annual maximum amount during the reporting period
- Small, incidental items (including food and educational items) valued less than the annual threshold that are provided at large-scale medical conferences
- Education materials and items which directly benefit patients or are intended for patient use (e.g., anatomical model)
- Co-pay cards
Please note Open Payments reporting thresholds are based on the consumer index report and are subject to change annually.