The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a series of one-hour webinars about public quality reporting and the Physician Compare website.

The Affordable Care Act required CMS to create a website that would allow consumers to search for and compare physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services. That site—the "Physician Compare" website, initially launched in 2010—provides contact information, specialties and clinical training, hospital affiliations and group practice information.

In 2014, the website also began phasing in physician quality data from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), including the Group Practice Reporting Option, the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use Program.

Each webinar will offer physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions about public reporting on Physician Compare and this year's 30-day measure preview period.

Webinars will be conducted via WebEx at the following times:

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 10 a.m.PT

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 1 p.m. PT

    Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 8 a.m. PT

To register, click here.

For more information about the Physician Compare Initiative, click here.

For questions, contact the ACCMA at 510-654-5383 or accma@accma.org.