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 on July 5, 2018.
Public disclosure of payments to physicians and teaching hospitals from drug and device companies:
Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes a more transparent and accountable health care system by making the financial relationships between applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and health care providers (physicians and teaching hospitals) available to the public.
On June 29, 2018 CMS Published Open Payments Program Year 2017 Data
From the Resources page, you can search the public view by physician name, teaching hospital, or company. You do not have to register in order to utilize this search.
Payments are sorted to separate research payments from general payments
Another option for viewing published payments is Dollars for Docs, published by ProPublica. Data is pulled from the CMS site and published in an easy to use format here.
If you find something that you wish to dispute and you missed the opportunity to participate in the April 1 through May 15, 2018 review and dispute period, physicians and teaching hospitals have until Dec. 31, 2018 to review the publicly available data and dispute any inaccuracies.
You need to register dispute a payment. For physicians and teaching hospitals, registration has two main steps: