Helpful tips

All physicians and other healthcare professionals included on Physician Compare are enrolled in Medicare. To get information on how to search Physician Compare, go to Help.

All physicians and other healthcare professionals listed on Physician Compare treat people with Medicare, but not all Medicare professionals accept Medicare Assignment. Call and check to be sure how the doctor bills people with Medicare. Learn more about Medicare Assignment - opens in a new window.

If your doctor is enrolled in Medicare and not listed, it may be because they didn’t enter certain information into our system. Send the name of your doctor, their location, and their specialty to PhysicianCompare@Westat.com - opens in a new window. We’ll look into why your doctor isn’t listed.

Some types of doctors may not be located close to you, but it's unlikely that there are no doctors enrolled in Medicare in your area. Check your search terms to make sure that there were no errors, and try your search again. If you need more help, call 1-800-MEDICARE.

Watch this video - opens in a new window for a demonstration or visit the Help section for more information. If you're still having trouble, or think you have found an error, email PhysicianCompare@Westat.com. - opens in a new window In your email, tell us the problem you’re having, the web browser you’re using, and whether you’re using Physician Compare through your MyMedicare account.

If you’re having trouble using Physician Compare, contact us at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com - opens in a new window and give us as much information about the issue as possible so that we can work to resolve it.

Right now you can only compare group practices on Physician Compare.

In February 2014, quality of care performance scores for 5 Diabetes and Heart Disease quality measures were added to Physician Compare for 66 group practices. Performance scores for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can be found here. Performance scores for individual physicians will be added in the future.

Visit the Physician Compare Initiative - opens in a new window page for information about how to update your listing, address questions or problems, and find out more about topics of interest for physicians and other healthcare professionals on Physician Compare.


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