Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly reports Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information for doctors, clinicians, groups, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on Medicare Care Compare Doctors and Clinicians profile pages and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC). The performance information was previously reported on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Physician Compare Downloadable Database.

Spotlight and Announcements

2020 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Performance Information Now Available on Care Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added new Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information for doctors, clinicians, groups, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to the Doctors and Clinicians section of Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC). CMS is required to report MIPS eligible clinicians’ final scores, MIPS eligible clinicians’ performances under each MIPS performance category, names of eligible clinicians in Advanced APMs and, to the extent feasible, the names and performance of such Advanced APMs. Performance information for doctors and clinicians is displayed using measure-level star ratings, percent performance scores, and checkmarks.

Medicare patients and caregivers can use the Care Compare website to search for and compare doctors, clinicians, and groups who are enrolled in Medicare. Publicly reporting 2020 QPP performance information helps empower patients to select and access the right care from the right provider.

The Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page provides details about the 2020 QPP performance information that has been added to Care Compare profile pages and the PDC:

If you have any questions about public reporting for clinicians on Care Compare, contact the QPP Service Center at 1-866-288-8292 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET) or by e-mail at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours (before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. ET). Customers who are hard of hearing can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

2022 CMS Quality Conference Poster

During the 2022 CMS Quality Conference held from April 12-13, the Doctors and Clinicians team presented a virtual e-poster, “CMS Continues Phased Approach to Public Reporting for Doctor and Clinician Information on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog”. The poster provides background on the information reported on Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC) for doctors and clinicians, as well as details on key public reporting milestones, covering performance years 2018 through 2020. The e-poster is available here (PDF). If you have any questions or feedback about public reporting for doctors and clinicians, please email us at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

Important! Physician Compare sunset as of December 1, 2020, but you'll still be able to find the same information about doctors and clinicians and other health care providers on Care Compare on Medicare.gov. The Provider Data Catalog (PDC) on CMS.gov also makes it easier for you to search and download our publicly reported data. Start using these tools today.

Contact Us

Do you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback related to public reporting for doctors and clinicians? Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours (before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. ET). Customers who are hard of hearing can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

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05/10/2022 11:41 AM