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CMS Adds New Quality Information to the Physician Compare Website
The Physician Compare website, created by the Affordable Care Act, has been updated with new quality information as part of its planned phased approach. The changes were recently announced in a CMS Fact Sheet.
Physician Compare now publicly reports certain 2016 performance information. Data is available on public-facing profile pages or at Data.Medicare.gov and is designed primarily for patients and caregivers.
The Downloadable Database is intended to be a resource for clinicians and group representatives as well as third-party data users. The final 2016 data won’t be available for download until sometime in 2018. At this time, the most current general and performance information available for download is for 2015.
Available 2016 Performance Data
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data shows performance ratings in 8 categories including:
Preventive care – general health
Preventive care – cancer screening
Physician Compare Star Ratings
For the first time this year and as part of its phased approach, CMS is reporting a small subset of PQRS measures on group profile pages as star ratings.
The star rating system is in response to stakeholder requests and uses a 5-star methodology that is intuitive for patients and caregivers to interpret. The method chosen should produce more stable ratings across the years to better assess year-to-year performance.
If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!