CMS Launches New Care Compare Tool and Website

Situation Report | September 8, 2020

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, an updated and redesigned version of CMS’s existing eight health care compare tools.

The redesign is part of the federal eMedicare initiative that was initially launched by the Trump Administration in 2018 to deliver simple tools and information to current and future Medicare beneficiaries.

According to CMS, Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that patients and caregivers can use to make informed decisions about health care based on cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data.” The tools provide easy-to-understand information about doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other health services instead of searching through multiple tools.

Care Compare includes information about quality measures presented similarly and clearly across all provider types and care settings.

The new tools are available on the federal Medicare website.