CMS Launches First Phase of Physician-Compare Website

Introduced on Dec. 30, the first phase of the new physician-compare website expands and updates CMS’ existing directory of physicians and other health care providers and the services they provide. The AAO encourages its members to access their data and verify its accuracy.  If you are missing from the “Physician Compare” section or your data is incorrect, confirm that you are listed in the source database, the Medicare Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) database (instructions are on the PECOS website to change or correct your enrollment information). If your Medicare enrollment record is not in the PECOS database, then you may need to re-enroll in Medicare. You may re-enroll online or on paper.

The expanded website, required in the new health care reform law, is augmented with information derived from physicians’ participation in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. CMS plans a second phase of the website to indicate whether professionals participated in its e-prescribing program, and in future years, information will be added about the quality of care Medicare beneficiaries receive from physicians and other health care professionals profiled on the site. CMS is required by the health care reform law to develop a plan to implement this expansion by 2013.

Source: The American Academy of Ophthalmology

1 Response to “CMS Launches First Phase of Physician-Compare Website”

  1. June 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

    This page certainly has all the information
    I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

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