Physician Compare Initiative

Now available! Our new Provider Data Catalog makes it easier for you to search & download our publicly reported data. We’ve also improved Medicare’s compare sites.

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

CMS Launches Care Compare 

On September 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that patients can use to make informed decisions about their healthcare based on cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data. With just one click, patients can find information that is easy to understand about doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care services instead of searching through multiple tools. 

For more information about Care Compare, please refer to CMS’s press release.
 

Physician Compare Preview Period ended on August 20, 2020

The Physician Compare Preview Period ended on August 20, 2020. The period provided doctors and clinicians a chance to preview their 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it is publicly reported on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. 

To learn more about the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information that was available for preview as well as the 2017 clinician utilization data that will be added to the Downloadable Database, please refer to the following:

If you have any questions about Physician Compare, public reporting, or the Preview Period, please 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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