Medicare’s Physician Compare Update

Physician Compare 30-Day Preview Period Extended to 12/1

On October 18, CMS opened the 30-Day Preview Period for the 2016 performance information targeted to be publicly reported on Physician Compare starting in December 2017. The preview was scheduled to end on November 17 at 8pm ET. Due to a technical issue preventing the data from properly displaying in the preview portal, the Provider Quality Information Portal (PQIP), all data were not viewable for the first week of preview. This display issue has now been resolved. As such, CMS is extending preview through Friday, December 1 at 8pm ET to provide more time for clinicians and groups to preview their performance data as a result of this technical issue.

For more information about preview and the measures available for preview, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.

For assistance with accessing PQIP, or obtaining your EIDM user role, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 or

How to update your listing on Physician Compare

The primary source for general information on Physician Compare is the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). To update your listing on Physician Compare, including general information such as practice location(s) and phone number(s), you must first update your information in Internet-based PECOS. It can take up to 2 to 4 months for changes in PECOS to be reflected on Physician Compare. Please verify that all of your information is up-to-date. To learn more about which information can be updated via PECOS, and which data can be updated by contacting the Physician Compare support team, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.

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