HHS OIG offers steps for how to improve Accuracy and Precision of CMS Open Payment Data

“Although almost all the 2015 data reported in the Open Payments program met requirements, there were several areas where CMS could improve data accuracy, precision, and consistency to better help consumers use the information. “

HHS OIG recommended that CMS take number of practical steps to improve the accuracy, precision, and consistency of the data to better help consumers use the information: (1) ensure that records contain all required data;(2) strengthen validation rules and revise data-element definitions so that actual drug and device names must be reported; (3) revise the…” Read the full report here.

Source: Open Payments Data: Review of Accuracy, Precision, and Consistency in Reporting – August 2018, oig.hhs.gov.

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