Physician Compare website redesign planned during 2013

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to launch a redesigned Physician Compare website in March 2013.

The new website will feature enhanced search functionality and support public reporting of quality data. In early 2014, CMS will begin publicly reporting clinical data at the medical group level collected as part of the Physician Quality Reporting Program and Accountable Care Organization quality programs.

Clinical and Group Consumer Assessment of Heathcare Providers and Systems data is also expected to be added in 2014. A transition to individual quality measures that can be publicly reported at the provider level is anticipated in 2015. CMS is still finalizing the format for displaying the quality measures on the website.

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