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, select Physician Compare Overview on the left side menu.
• 2012 GPRO Measure Preview Period begins December 12, 2013
As finalized in the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule published in November 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be publically reporting a sub-set of the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) web interface measures on Physician Compare. Starting December 12, CMS is facilitating a 30-day preview period for these quality measures which will continue through January 16, 2014. In accordance with the PFS final rule, this preview period provides an opportunity for GPROs to review their measures before they are publicly reported on Physician Compare. CMS recently provided materials regarding the preview process to the 66 eligible GPROs that satisfactorily reported 2012 PQRS GPRO measures. GPROs can now preview their measures using the Physician Compare 2012 GPRO Measures Preview Website. For more information about the measure preview period, select Public Reporting on the left side menu.
• Physician Compare Measure Display Options Webinar is now available
The first set of quality measures will be publicly reported on Physician Compare in early 2014. In September and October 2013, CMS presented stakeholders with a variety of measure display options currently under consideration. A recording and transcript of the material shared on the Webinar is now available. A link to the webinar video and a copy of the webinar transcript can be found on the Informational Materials page.
• New PECOS Feature Important to Physician Compare
Internet-based PECOS now offers the ability to assign primary/secondary practice locations. This feature improves consumers’ ability to find your information on Physician Compare. Select Ensuring Accurate Information on Physician Compare on the left-side menu for more information.
Contact Physician Compare
E-mail feedback and questions to the Physician Compare team at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.
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