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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 Quarterly Website Enhancement
    On July 17, 2014, CMS launched a Physician Compare quarterly website enhancement. The focus of this enhancement was to address edits suggested by consumer and stakeholder. Some of the improvements include reordering the search options to ensure that the specialties most relevant to the search term appear first; refining the “Is this you?” link to provide more actionable information to assist group practices and health care professionals in updating their information on Physician Compare; and adding a full Google Mash-Up on the profile page Location tab to improve usability and accuracy.  We encourage you to visit the Physician Compare Website - Opens in a new window to view these improvements and continue to provide feedback.
  • 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. In the premiere issue, CMS highlights the website enhancements released on July 17th, the publication of the 2012 PQRS GPRO and ACO web interface measures in February 2014, and the availability of Town Hall and Technical Expert Panel (TEP) documents on the Physician Compare Initiative page. 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. In the proposed rule, CMS continues to build on the phased approach to public reporting on Physician Compare. Some of the data proposed for inclusion on Physician Compare in the future include the 2015 PQRS GPRO web interface, registry, and EHR measure data for group practices and ACOs; the 2015 PQRS individual measures collected through a registry, EHR, or claims; 2015 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS and for ACO measures; and the 2015 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measure data. For more information, visit: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-15948 Public comments will be accepted until 5:00pm EST on September 2, 2014.

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