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CMS to Host Webinars in September About Physician Compare Website and Quality Data



The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a series of one-hour webinars about public quality reporting and the Physician Compare website.

Section 10331 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 required CMS to establish a website that would allow consumers to search for and compare physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services. The Physician Compare website was launched on in 2010, and provides contact information, specialties and clinical training, hospital affiliations and group practice information.

In 2014, the website also began phasing in physician quality data from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), including the Group Practice Reporting Option, the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use Program.

All sessions will present the same information. Each webinar will offer physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions about public reporting on Physician Compare and this year's 30-day measure preview period. 

Webinars will be conducted via WebEx at the following times:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 10 am PST
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 1 pm PST
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 8 am PST

Click here to register for the free webinar.

Click here for more information about the Physician Compare Initiative.


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