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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, view Physician Compare Overview.

What’s New?

  • 2013 Group Practice Public Reporting Period October 6 through November 7, 2014

As finalized in the 2013 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule (CMS-1590-FC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be publicly reporting a sub-set of the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) web interface measures for groups of 25 or more eligible professionals (EPs) on Physician Compare. The 30-day preview period for these quality measures began October 6, 2014 and will continue through November 7, 2014. In accordance with the PFS final rule, this preview period provides an opportunity for group practices to review their measures before they are publicly reported on Physician Compare. For information about the preview period and the Physician Compare public reporting plan, visit the Public Reporting section.

  • Physician Compare Update E-newsletter

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently launched Physician Compare Update, an e-newsletter dedicated solely to communicating Physician Compare related news, updates, alerts, and announcements. Click here to view the first issue of Physician Compare Update. You can also subscribe to the Physician Compare listserv and e-newsletter by registering your email address here.

  • 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule

On July 11, 2014, CMS published the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. Public comments were accepted until September 2, 2014. In the proposed rule, CMS continued to build on the phased approach to public reporting on Physician Compare currently in progress. For more information, visit:


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