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Physician Compare Initiative

Welcome to the Physician Compare Initiative webpage. This site provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with the latest resources and information about Physician Compare, a website designed to help consumers make informed choices about the healthcare they receive through Medicare. To learn more about Physician Compare, select Physician Compare Overview on the left side menu.

What’s New?

• Physician Compare Town Hall meeting conducted on February 24, 2014
   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Town Hall meeting to solicit input on the future of the Physician Compare  website.  The meeting was held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at CMS Headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Over 290 individuals representing a wide range of organizations registered to attend. The Town Hall materials including the agenda, presenter biographies, PowerPoint presentation, handouts, transcripts, and list of attendees are now available. Select Informational Materials in the left side menu to download these documents.

• 2012 GPRO Quality Measures now available 
    As finalized in the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule published in November 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly reported a sub-set of the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) web interface measures on Physician Compare. On February 21, 2014, CMS published the 2012 PQRS GPRO Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease measures for the 66 group practices and 141 ACOs that successfully reported. For more information about these measures, select Public Reporting on the left side menu.

Contact Physician Compare
E-mail feedback and questions to the Physician Compare team at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.