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CMS posts new quality data for individual doctors over AMA protests
Modern Healthcare

For the first time, Medicare has published quality performance scores for individual doctors, but only for those who volunteered data. About four in 10 are included. The results, published on the CMS Physician Compare website, scores doctors’ performance on routine screening and other preventive care for common conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Doctors not included may have chosen not to submit data. Others tried but will be excluded thanks to “inaccuracies and difficulties” with the data collection by CMS, said Dr. Steven Stack, president of the American Medical Association, in a written statement.