Medicare Enhances Doctor-Rating Website

KHN – JUNE 27TH, 2013, By Jordan Rau

Medicare Thursday added new features to its Physician Compare website as it prepares to start including quality data on thousands of doctors.

The federal health care law requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish performance data on doctors, including how patients rate them, how well the physicians’ medical interventions succeed and how well they follow clinical guidelines for basic care. The site has been up since 2010, but contained only basic information about doctors and group practices, such as their addresses, specialties and clinical training. Read More