Situation Report | November 23, 2020
In early September, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on Medicare.gov, which streamlines CMS’s eight original health care compare tools.
The eight original compare tools — such as Home Health Compare, Hospice Compare, Nursing Home Compare, Hospital Compare and Physician Compare — will be retired on December 1.
CMS encourages all providers, beneficiaries and caregivers to use Care Compare on Medicare.gov and choose “Find care.”
Providers should also update any links to the eight original care tools on your public-facing websites so they’ll direct your audiences to Care Compare.
Care Compare offers a new design and one user-friendly place to find cost, quality of care, service volume, and other CMS quality data designed to help people make informed health care decisions, CMS says.
Even after the eight original compare tools are retired, providers and beneficiaries will still be able to find information about health care providers, CMS quality data, and CMS publicly reported data for download.