Is There a Rating System for Doctors Who Accept Medicaid Patients?


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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offer an extensive comparison service of hospitals, physicians and nursing homes on the Medicare.gov website. As of 2015, comparable rating information is available for hospitals and nursing homes, but not for individual doctors. In the future, physician comparison is expected to be available.

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The Medicare Physician Compare service offers detailed information for each health care professional including affiliated university, affiliated hospitals and graduation date. The Physician Compare service was first established in 2010 with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. CMS works extensively to update the data and improve functionality of the website. The stated purpose of the service is to provide information for consumers to encourage informed health care decisions and to create explicit incentives for physicians to maximize performance.

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