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Physician Compare Initiative

Welcome to the Physician Compare Initiative webpage. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides this site to give physicians and other health care professionals 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 Public Reporting webinars scheduled for the week of September 21, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a series of one-hour webinars about public reporting on the Physician Compare website. Each webinar will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to ask questions about public reporting on Physician Compare and this year’s measure preview period.  

Webinars will be conducted via WebEx at the following times:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm PT
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT

Register today for a session.

All sessions will present the same information. Multiple times are offered to help best accommodate your busy schedules. During these webinars, the Physician Compare Support Team will present information about public reporting of 2014 PQRS quality measures and the 30-day preview period, and address your questions.

2014 PQRS Quality Measures Preview Period Begins Monday, October 5th

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be publicly reporting a sub-set of the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures on Physician Compare. Starting October 5, 2015, CMS is facilitating a 30-day preview period for select quality measures. This preview period provides an opportunity for group practices and individual eligible professionals to review their measures before they are publicly reported on Physician Compare.

The site will be updated with additional information about the preview period as it becomes available If you have any questions, please contact the Physician Compare Team at

Contact Physician Compare

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