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Physician Compare Initiative

Welcome to the Physician Compare Initiative webpage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides this site to give physicians and other clinicians the latest resources and information about Physician Compare, a website designed to help consumers make informed choices about the health care they receive through Medicare.

What’s New

Physician Compare Preview Period Extended to January 7th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the Physician Compare preview period on November 30, 2018 at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT). The 30-day preview period provides an opportunity for clinicians and groups to review their 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information before it is publicly reported on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database.

The preview period is extended and is now ending Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 PM ET (5 PM PT).

You can access the secured measure preview through the Quality Payment Program website.

Check out the resources below on how to preview your data:

For additional assistance with accessing the Quality Payment Program website, or obtaining your EIDM user role, contact the Quality Payment Program service center at

To learn more about the 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information and 2016 clinician utilization data that are available for preview, download the following documents from the Physician Compare Initiative page:

If you have any questions about Physician Compare, public reporting, or the 30-day preview period, please contact us at

Webinar Materials Available – “Public Reporting on Physician Compare: What you need to know” Webinars

On July 24, 26, and August 2, the Physician Compare support team hosted webinars about “Public Reporting and Physician Compare: What you need to know”. We presented information about public reporting on Physician Compare and what’s in the pipeline for potential inclusion on the website starting in late 2018, including Year 1 Quality Payment Program performance information. The presentation slides, recording, and transcript of this webinar are now available.

If you have questions about Physician Compare or any of the materials shared, contact us at

Contact Physician Compare

Do you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback for Physician Compare? Then contact the Physician Compare support team at