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Physician Compare Initiative

Welcome to the Physician Compare Initiative webpage. This site provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with the latest resources and information about Physician Compare, a website designed to help consumers make informed choices about the healthcare they receive through Medicare. To learn more about Physician Compare, view Physician Compare Overview.

What’s New?

  • Physician Compare Virtual Office Hour session to be held on January 22, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a one hour Virtual Office Hour session for the Physician Compare website.  This session will provide CMS the opportunity to directly address questions about Physician Compare and public reporting. The session will be conducted via WebEx on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 11:30am – 12:30pm EST. You can register for the session by sending an e-mail to PhysicianCompare@Westat.com. Please use the subject line “Physician Compare Virtual Office Hour” and include your name, organization, telephone number, e-mail address, and up to three questions. All questions must be sent to the Physician Compare support team by the registration deadline. All participants must register by 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

  • Physician Compare Update E-newsletter

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently launched Physician Compare Update, an e-newsletter dedicated solely to communicating Physician Compare related news, updates, alerts, and announcements. Click here to view the first issue of Physician Compare Update. You can also subscribe to the Physician Compare listserv and e-newsletter by registering your email address here.

  • 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule

On July 11, 2014, CMS published the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. Public comments were accepted until September 2, 2014. In the proposed rule, CMS continued to build on the phased approach to public reporting on Physician Compare currently in progress. For more information, visit: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-15948

 

Contact Physician Compare

E-mail feedback and questions to the Physician Compare team at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.