2015 Performance Scores Now Available

Members & Publications


December 20, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new performance data on Physician Compare! Select 2015 individual clinician and group practice Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS measures are publicly reported as performance scores on the Physician Compare website. 

This 2015 data release includes:

  • 90 individual clinician-level PQRS measures collected via claims and registry and 16 non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) measures for approximately 175,000 individual clinicians
  • 91 group practice-level PQRS  measures collected via the web interface and registry and 8 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for PQRS summary survey measures for approximately 2,500 group practices
  • 19 Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACO measures for approximately 400 ACOs

This represents a significantly larger and more diverse set of quality information for group practices, individual clinicians, and ACOs. This will help people with Medicare coverage to better evaluate data for more group practices and clinicians across a range of specialties.

To learn more about public reporting on Physician Compare, visit our Initiative page where you can find resources and documents on the publicly reported 2015 PQRS and non-PQRS measures.

If you have any questions about Physician Compare or the 2015 performance scores release, please contact PhysicianCompare@Westat.com.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.