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

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 & 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 Physician Compare 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 PhysicianCompare-Helpdesk@AcumenLLC.com. 

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.

Register Today for Webinar: 2018 Quality Payment Program Performance Information Published on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a one-hour webinar on the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information recently published on the Doctors & 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. The webinar will include a live question and answer session and discuss the 2018 doctor and clinician performance information recently added to Care Compare profile pages and in the PDC.

Register today. The webinar will be conducted at the following time:

Registration ends on December 16, 2020, at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. We look forward to meeting you there.

If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians on Care Compare, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page or contact us at PhysicianCompare-Helpdesk@AcumenLLC.com.

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.

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.

 

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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12/08/2020 08:06 PM