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.

What's New

Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period Ends Today, March 25, 2021

The Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period ends today, March 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). If you haven’t previewed your information already, don’t miss your chance to preview your 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information before it is publicly reported on clinician and group profile pages on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC).

You can access the secured Preview through the QPP website.  

Please refer to the resources below on how to preview your information:

For additional assistance with accessing the QPP website or obtaining your HARP user role, contact the QPP service center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. You can also use this toolkit to learn how to register for HARP.

To learn more about the 2019 QPP performance information that is available for preview as well as the 2018 clinician utilization data that will be added to the PDC, download these documents from the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page:

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can preview their performance information via their 2019 MIPS Performance Feedback Reports. A list of ACO performance information targeted for public reporting (PDF) is available on the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page.

If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians or the Preview Period, please contact us at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

2021 CMS Quality Conference Poster

During the 2021 CMS Quality Conference held from March 2-3, 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 2017 through 2019. 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.

Quality Payment Program Performance Information on Medicare Care Compare: Webinar Materials Now Available

On December 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar titled "2018 Quality Payment Program Performance Information Published on Medicare Care Compare”. During the webinar, CMS provided information on the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information for doctors and clinicians recently added to profile pages on Medicare Care Compare, the successor website to Physician Compare and other Compare tools, and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC), previously called the Physician Compare Downloadable Database.

The following webinar materials are now available:

If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians on Care Compare, visit the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page or contact us at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

Important! Physician Compare has 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 on CMS.gov also makes it easier for you to search and download our publicly reported data. Start using these tools today.

2018 Quality Payment Program Performance Information is Now Available on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new performance information to the Doctors and Clinicians section of Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC), the successor websites to Physician Compare and the Physician Compare Downloadable Database.  

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 2018 Quality Payment Program performance helps empower patients to select and access the right care from the right provider.

Specifically, the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information on Care Compare clinician and group profile pages includes:

  • 77 MIPS quality measures reported by clinicians and displayed as measure-level star ratings on their profile pages;
  • 84 MIPS quality measures reported by groups and displayed as measure-level star ratings on group profile pages;
  • 7 Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS summary survey score measures displayed as top-box percent performance scores on group profile pages;
  • 9 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures reported by individual doctors and clinicians displayed as star ratings on their profile pages; and
  • 9 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures reported by groups displayed as star ratings on group profile pages.

Additionally, for the first time in Performance Year (PY) 2018:

  • 13 Promoting Interoperability (PI) measures are reported as star ratings on clinician profile pages for individuals and groups;
  • 10 PI attestations are reported as a checkmark on clinician and group profile pages;
  • 113 Improvement Activity (IA) attestations are reported as checkmarks on clinician and group profile pages; and
  • PY 2018 aggregate MIPS performance information is reported in the PDC.

The 2018 Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) performance information is publicly reported on Care Compare ACO profile pages and in the PDC.

Visit the Care Compare: Doctors and Clinicians Initiative page for details about the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information that has been added to Care Compare profile pages for MIPS doctors and clinicians:

If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians, please contact us at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. 

Important! Physician Compare has 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 us at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

Page Last Modified:
03/25/2021 09:49 AM