CMS “Physician Compare Preview Period” is Open and Extended Until January 7, 2018
CMS announced that the 30 day period for secure review (before the scheduled mid-2019 public release) of Physician Compare information is currently open, but will close soon. The window for providers to review and comment on their information was scheduled to close on December 31, 2018, but is now extended until January 7, 2019 at 8 PM Eastern time. You can link to the CMS site noting this new date here.
CMS notes that providers (or their designees) can access their specific 2017 QPP performance report as well as other information posted there (including their Medicare utilization as in past years) by first logging into the QPP website with their EIDM username and password at this link. Once logged in, viewing the 2017 QPP performance information is done on the “Physician Compare Initiative” page; your reports can be securely reviewed and downloaded. The two reports likely to be of most interest are the following:
- Clinician Performance Information on Physician Compare: Performance Year 2017 Preview Period
- Group Performance Information on Physician Compare: Performance Year 2017 Preview Period
For a greater understanding of the information contained in your unique report, CMS has made available other documents via the general CMS.gov webpage. You can access those via the two links below:
CMS also notes that if there are questions about Physician Compare information, the program itself, the public reporting, or the 30-day preview periods, please email the following general email address: PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.
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