About the Data
Physician Compare gives you information to help you make informed healthcare decisions.
On Physician Compare, you can find out which Physicians, Other Healthcare Professionals, and Group Practices take part in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality programs.
At this time, you can find an indicator on the Profile Page showing participation in:
- Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), including the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO);
- Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program; and
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
In the future, CMS will add information on participation in other quality programs to Physician Compare.
Beginning in 2014, Physician Compare will also include quality of care ratings for Group Practices. Ratings for individuals will be added in the future.