Physician Compare datasets

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 health care professionals currently enrolled in Medicare. The Physician Compare National Downloadable file includes general information, such as demographic information and Medicare quality program participation, for individual eligible professionals (EPs). The Physician Compare 2013 Public Reporting downloadable file provides the 2013 Physician Quality Report System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) performance rates for the three Diabetes Mellitus (DM) measures and one Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) measure now publicly reported on Physician Compare. Data are publicly available for the 139 group practices of 25 or more eligible professionals (EPs) that successfully reported data under the 2013 PQRS GPRO via the Web Interface. Also included in this file is information about which group practices participated in the eRx Incentive Program and the PQRS program. Because only Web Interface data are included, not all group practices that participated in PQRS under GPRO will have measure data in this file. 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 dictionary.


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