Official Physician Compare Data

These are the official datasets associated with the Physician Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These data give you useful information about the physicians and other healthcare professionals currently enrolled in Medicare. The Physician Compare National Downloadable file includes general information, such as demographic information and Medicare individual-level quality program participation. The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) downloadable files provide program year 2012 measure performance rates for four Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and one Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) quality measures. Measure data are available for group practices of 25 or more eligible professionals and ACOs that reported via the GPRO web interface. For information about public reporting on Physician Compare visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.

Because of data use agreements with data vendors, not all data on Physician Compare can be shared in the 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 data dictionary.


For more information about Physician Compare and future plans for public reporting on Physician Compare, visit the Physician Compare Initiative Page on

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