Physician Compare 30-Day Preview Period Extended to 12/1

Members & Publications

October 30, 2017

On October 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the 30-Day Preview Period for the 2016 performance information targeted to be publicly reported on Physician Compare starting in December 2017. The preview was scheduled to end on November 17 at 8pm ET. Due to a technical issue preventing the data from properly displaying in the preview portal, the Provider Quality Information Portal (PQIP), all data were not viewable for the first week of preview. This display issue has now been resolved. We are extending preview through Friday, December 1 at 8pm ET to provide more time for clinicians and groups to preview their performance data as a result of this technical issue.

For more information about preview and the measures available for preview, visit the Physician Compare Initiative page.

For assistance with accessing PQIP, or obtaining your EIDM user role, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912 or

If you have any questions about Physician Compare, public reporting, or the preview period, please contact us at

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.