CMS Posts Quality Performance Data on Individual Doctors
CMS on Thursday announced that for the first time it has posted quality performance data on individual physicians to its Physician Compare website. The data include 2014 clinical quality performance measures for about 40,000 individual physicians who reported such information through Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System. In a statement, American Medical Association President Steven Stack said his organization was "dismayed" by CMS' decision to publish individual physician data.
- "CMS Posts New Quality Data for Individual Doctors Over AMA Protests" (Evans, Modern Healthcare, 12/10).
- "AMA Criticizes CMS Release of Physician Quality Data" (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 12/11).