Who Gives Performance Ratings to Medical Doctors?


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RateMDs and HealthGrades offer online physician rating systems. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid services began offering physician reviews through its Physician Compare service in 2014.

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Traditionally, physician recommendations passed through local networks and word-of-mouth, but the advent of the Internet and the passage of the Affordable Care Act has increased performance rating options.

RateMDs lists 2,000,000 doctors and rates them according to staff quality, punctuality, knowledge and helpfulness. HealthGrades offers a simple search feature that reveals written reviews, physician specialty and doctor certifications. Physician Compare offers the ability to compare different physicians and to see where they went to school. In addition to physician compare, CMMS offers Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare.

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