Physician Compare datasets

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides official datasets for the Medicare.gov Physician Compare website to give you useful information about groups, individual physicians, and other clinicians currently enrolled in Medicare.

  • Physician Compare National Downloadable File: This file contains general information about individual eligible professionals (EPs) such as demographic information and Medicare quality program participation.
  • Physician Compare 2016 Individual EP Public Reporting: This file contains Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measure performance rates reported by clinicians.
  • Physician Compare 2016 Group Public Reporting: This file contains Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measure performance rates reported by groups.
  • Physician Compare 2016 Group Public Reporting - Patient Experience: This file contains the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS measure performance rates reported by groups.                               
  • Physician Compare Clinician Utilization Data: This is the first set utilization data for clinicians publicly reported through Physician Compare. This is a subset of the 2015 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.                                                                                       

Because only a sub-set of the measures are included, not all clinicians and groups that satisfactorily participated in PQRS and submitted quality measures will have measure data in these files. For more information about which measures are available for public reporting, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.

Note: Because of data use agreements with data vendors, not all data on Physician Compare can be shared in the Physician Compare National Downloadable File. For more information about what is included in this database and how it differs from the information on the Physician Compare website, refer to the Downloadable Database Dictionary (under Get supporting documents).

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Physician Compare data was last updated on Jun 14, 2018.

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