Conflict of Interest

On January 17, 2017, CMS updated the Open Payments dataset that will allow you to look for teaching hospitals, individuals, and companies making payments. Some of the site's improvements include an enhanced search tool. This new search tool will not allow you to dispute payments. 

Review and dispute for the Program Year 2016 Open Payments data publication begins on Saturday, April 1, 2017 and will last until May 15, 2017. Physicians and teaching hospitals must initiate their disputes during this 45-day review period in order for any disputes to be addressed before the June 30th publication. 

If you have never registered in open payments before:

Before you begin, make sure you have your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number, and State License Number (SLN). Initial registration is a two-step process and should take approximately 30 minutes:

  1. Register in the CMS Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM); 
  2. Register in the Open Payments system

For users that registered last year and have used their accounts in the last 60 days:

Physicians and teaching hospitals who registered last year do not need to reregister in the EIDM or the Open Payments system. If the account has been accessed within the last 60 days, go to the CMS Enterprise Portal, log in using your user ID and password, and navigate to the Open Payments system home page.

Learn more about the Open Payments Data update.

electronic Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Faculty and staff at University of Iowa Health Care have increasing opportunities to engage in professional activities with industry and other outside entities.

Such activities may improve patient care through the development of new products; strengthen knowledge and skills; and contribute to the growth and development of expertise. Yet care must be taken to ensure that relationships between UI Health Care employees and outside entities are free from any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

To reinforce our commitment to upholding the highest possible ethical standards and to foster greater transparency, University of Iowa Health Care implemented a Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment policy on July 1, 2009. A revised version of the policy is effective on April 29, 2016.

A PDF iconsummary of changes lists the major changes to the revised policy.

Disclosures of external relationships made by UI Health Care faculty and staff members are publicly accessible.

If you have questions about the policy, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at 319-384-5252 or