Physician Compare datasets

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides official datasets for the Medicare.gov Physician Compare websiteto give you useful information about groups and clinicians listed on Physician Compare.

  • Physician Compare National Downloadable File: This file contains general information about individual eligible clinicians (ECs).
  • Physician Compare 2017 Individual EC Public Reporting - Measures: This file contains performance information for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures and advancing care information attestations and measures reported by clinicians.
  • Physician Compare 2017 Individual EC Public Reporting - Overall MIPS Performance: This file contains Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final scores and performance category scores for clinicians.
  • Physician Compare 2017 Group Public Reporting - Measures: This file contains performance information for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) quality measures and advancing care information attestations and measures reported by groups.
  • Physician Compare 2017 Group Public Reporting - Patient Experience: This file contains the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS measures reported by groups.
  • Physician Compare 2017 Group Public Reporting - Overall MIPS Performance: This file contains Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final scores and performance category scores for groups.
  • Physician Compare Clinician Utilization Data: This is the second set utilization data for clinicians publicly reported through Physician Compare. This is a subset of the 2016 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.

Because only a sub-set of performance information is included, not all clinicians and groups that participated in MIPS and submitted performance information will have measure data in these files. To learn more about the performance information 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 Aug 15, 2019.

Announcements:

  • 2017 Quality Payment Program performance information and 2016 clinician utilization data released in August 2019. For questions about the Downloadable Database or public reporting, contact PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.

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