More than 100 medical groups including the American Medical Association have asked the CMS to postpone the launch of the Open Payments system from Sept. 30 to March 31. "There are widespread concerns that the implementation of this new system for data collection -- without minimally a six month period to upload the data, process registrations, generate aggregated individualized reports, and manage the dispute communications and updates -- will not be ready and will likely lead to the release of inaccurate, misleading, and false information," the groups stated.

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