Information for Healthcare Professionals
The information on Physician Compare comes primarily from the Provider, Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) and other readily available external data sources. The data on Physician Compare are also verified against Medicare claims data.
For a Physician, Other Healthcare Professional, or Group Practice’s information to appear on Physician Compare, enrollment records in PECOS must be current and in ‘‘approved’’ status, a valid physical location or address must be identified, a valid specialty must be identified, and the professional must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
Healthcare professionals can visit the CMS Physician Compare Initiative Page - opens in a new window for more information about how to keep Physician Compare data current, troubleshoot problems with your listing, and learn more about public reporting on Physician Compare. You can also contact Physician Compare with questions and concerns at PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.