Litigation, Risk to Reputation May Come From Scrutiny of Doctors’ Payment Data


Glenn Engelmann asserted that the health-care industry needs to approach the Open Payments database as part of an overall compliance and transparency trend that will “build the mindset of transparency into day-to-day operations,” recommending that companies ensure that their compliance teams can answer Open Payments questions from media, government or consumers. Jennifer Geetter added that while “some physicians feel uncomfortable with their private financial relationships being made public” under Open Payments, an initial bout of scrutiny of the data should be followed by a normalizing period.