The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a Physician Compare website by Jan. 1, 2011. In order to comply with the law, CMS launched the Medicare Physician Compare website in late December. By January 2013, physician performance data collected in 2012 will be made public as part of the CMS requirements of the ACA (Accountable Care Act). Performance Indicators have not been finalized at this time.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has stayed involved and has an excellent summary here to share with your medical staffs: