About Physician Compare
Physician Compare is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website that allows you to find and choose Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals enrolled in the Medicare program, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
The purpose of Physician Compare is to help you make informed choices about the healthcare you receive through Medicare.
Physician Compare includes only Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals who are currently enrolled in Medicare.
It can take up to three to six months for new Physicians, Other Healthcare Professionals, and Group Practices to be added to the website after they enroll in Medicare. Visit the site regularly to find new and updated listings.
Always check the information
Always contact the healthcare professional to find out if new Medicare patients are being accepted and to check the address. We update the information on the website often. However, it’s important to check this information yourself.