Million Hearts encourages physicians and other healthcare professionals to report—and excel in-- the Cardiovascular Prevention measures group in the PQRS program.High performance in these measures dramatically reduces the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
These data are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care.
The following quality measures are publicly reported on Physician Compare:.
Some of the information on the site includes: Physician Compare includes information about physicians and other health care professionals who satisfactorily participate in CMS quality programs.
More information about each quality program is available by selecting on the links below.
Profile pages on Physician Compare show if physicians and other health care professionals are participating in Million Hearts.
Excerpt from CY 2015 PFS final rule (Discussion about Physician Compare background and Statutory Authority). 13, 2014) Section 10331(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act, requires that, by no later than January 1, 2011, we develop a Physician Compare Internet Website with information on physicians enrolled in the Medicare program under section 1866(j) of the Act; as well as information on other eligible professionals (EPs) who participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) under section 1848 of the Act.
For more information about these measures, please view the The 20 PFS final rules further expand on the public reporting plan by finalizing the inclusion of PQRS GPRO and ACO GPRO measures collected via the Web Interface, registry, and EHR; PQRS individual measures collected through an EHR, registry, or claims; and patient experience of care measures, specifically the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS and for ACOs measures.
is a pay-for-reporting program that gives eligible professionals incentives and payment adjustments if they report quality measures satisfactorily.
What are the plans for public reporting of quality of care data on Physician Compare?
How are CMS’ quality programs related to Physician Compare? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Physician Compare website as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Initially, Physician Compare used the existing Healthcare Provider Directory on
Since that time, CMS has continually worked to make the site function better, improve the information available, and provide useful information about physicians and other health care professionals who take part in Medicare.