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.

  • The Physician Compare National Downloadable File includes general information about individual eligible professionals (EPs), such as demographic information and Medicare quality program participation.
  • The Physician Compare 2015 Individual EP Public Reporting – Performance Scores file contains measure performance rates for the 100 Individual EP 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 31 non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measures reported via claims or registry that are available for public reporting. EP measure data is available for 180,723 individual EPs.
  • The Physician Compare 2015 Group Public Reporting – Performance Scores file contains measure performance rates for the 112 group 2015 PQRS measures reported via the Web Interface or registry that are available for public reporting. Group measure data is available for 2,371 groups.
  • The Physician Compare 2015 Group Public Reporting – Patient Experience file contains measure performance rates for the 8 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS measures reported by groups that are available for public reporting. CAHPS for PQRS measure data is available for 429 groups.

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 Apr 5, 2018.

Announcements:

  • 2016 measure data will be available at the conclusion of the Informal Review period. For questions about the downloadable or public reporting, contact PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.

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