The Affordable Care Act has called for a federal ranking of doctors, but the fledgling system has created some controversy.
Not All Doctors Included
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are supposed to provide data about physician quality, but so far the site has only limited data.
So far, the comparison site only includes 66 group practices out of tens of thousands of group practices in the U.S. It also only covers 141 accountable care organizations (ACO) out of a possible 600. ACOs are partnerships between doctors and hospitals. CMS says it is using a “phased approach for public reporting to make sure the data are accurate.”