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CMS Updates Care Compare for Home Health Agencies

CMS Updates Care Compare for Home Health Agencies


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated Medicare Care Compare to include doctor and clinician facility affiliation information for the following facility types, as applicable (noting this is in addition to the hospital affiliations previously available):

  • Long-term care hospitals (LTCHs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRFs)
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Dialysis facilities

This update is especially helpful to patients and caregivers since it:

  • Provides additional information to support patients and caregivers as they make health care decisions.
  • Offers information about clinicians who aren’t affiliated with a hospital but work in other types of health care facilities.
  • Creates additional quality information linkages between clinicians and facilities across Care Compare pages.

Visit the profile pages in the Doctors and Clinicians section on Care Compare to view this update. The facility affiliations are displayed in a dedicated “Affiliations” section for easy access. Group affiliations will continue to be listed separately in the “Details” section as a fundamental part of a clinician’s profile.

If you have any questions about public reporting for doctors and clinicians on Care Compare, contact the QPP Service Center at (866) 288-8292 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM ET) or by e-mail at

To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours (before 10:00 AM and after 2:00 PM ET).

Customers who are hard of hearing can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS Communications Assistant.

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