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 is ending soon on August 20, 2020

The Physician Compare Preview Period ends on August 20, 2020 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 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it is publicly reported on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database.

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

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

For additional assistance with accessing the Quality Payment Program website, or obtaining your EIDM user role, contact the Quality Payment Program service center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.

To learn more about the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information that is available for preview as well as the 2017 clinician utilization data that will be added to the Downloadable Database, download these documents from the Physician Compare Initiative page:

If you have any questions about Physician Compare, public reporting, or the Preview Period, please contact us at PhysicianCompare-Helpdesk@AcumenLLC.com.

 

Physician Compare Preview Period: Informational Presentations Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted two new informational presentations focused on the Physician Compare Preview Period that began on June 22 and will close on August 20. The period gives clinicians and groups an opportunity to preview their 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it is publicly reported. The performance information is targeted for public reporting on Physician Compare and/or successor website during the fall of 2020. A subset of the 2018 performance information will be displayed on profile pages on the website, and all of the 2018 performance information that meets public reporting standards will be available in the Downloadable Database after the Preview Period. Clinicians and groups can access their 2018 performance information through the secured Preview tool on the Quality Payment Program website.

The pre-recorded presentations are now available on the Physician Compare Initiative page and on CMS’s YouTube channel (Part I and Part II). The first presentation provides background information about Physician Compare and what will be publicly reported, while the second presentation offers clinicians and groups detailed guidance on when and how to preview their data. Both presentations are available on demand so doctors and clinicians can access them at their convenience.

In addition to the pre-recorded presentations, CMS previously posted other informational materials on the Physician Compare Initiative page. The in-depth materials include details about the 2018 performance information for participating clinicians, groups and ACOs collected under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). If you have any questions about public reporting on Physician Compare, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page or contact us at PhysicianCompare-Helpdesk@AcumenLLC.com.

 

2017 QPP Performance Information is Now Available on Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new performance information to the Physician Compare Website.

Medicare patients and caregivers are able to use the Physician Compare website to search for and compare clinicians and groups who are enrolled in Medicare, as shown in this patient story video. The overarching goals of Physician Compare are, 1) to help people with Medicare make informed health care decisions and, 2) to incentivize clinicians and groups to maximize their performance. Publicly reporting 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information will help further those goals.

Specifically, the 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information on Physician Compare profile pages for Merit-based incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians and groups includes:

  •  12 MIPS quality measures reported by groups and displayed as measure-level star ratings on group profile pages;
  •  8 Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Provider and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS summary survey measures displayed as mean performance scores on group profile pages;
  •  6 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures reported by groups and displayed as percent performance scores on group profile pages;
  •  11 QCDR quality measures reported by individual clinicians and displayed as percent performance scores on individual clinician profile pages.

The 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information is now available in the Downloadable Database. 2017 Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) performance information is publicly reported on Physician Compare ACO profile pages.

Learn more about how Quality Payment Program performance information is selected for public reporting on Physician Compare in the Quality Payment Program and Physician Compare Factsheet: What You Need to Know for Performance Year 2017. (PDF)

Review the materials below for more specific information about which 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information have been added to Physician Compare profile pages for MIPS eligible clinicians and groups:

Additional information about Physician Compare star rating can be found in the Physician Compare Benchmark and Star Rating Fact Sheet (PDF) and 2017 Physician Compare Group Star Rating Cutoffs document. (PDF)

 

Contact Physician Compare

Do you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback for Physician Compare? Then contact the Physician Compare support team at PhysicianCompare-Helpdesk@AcumenLLC.com.

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