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CMS publishes 2017 performance data on Physician Compare website

August 05, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Practice Management 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published 2017 performance information from the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) on the “Physician Compare” website.

The Affordable Care Act required CMS to create a website that would allow consumers to search for and compare physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services. That site—the "Physician Compare" website, initially launched in 2010—provides contact information, specialties and clinical training, hospital affiliations, and group practice information.

The 2017 QPP 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 for MIPS summary survey measures displayed as top-box percent 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

For more information, see the Physician Compare Initiative website. Physicians with questions can email PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.

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