CMS Retiring Original Compare Tools on December 1

November 19, 2020
Policy Snapshot

In early September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on, which streamlines its eight original health care compare tools. These original compare tools will retire on December 1, ending this transition period.

Care Compare's new design makes it easier to find the same information that’s on the original compare tools. It gives practitioners, patients, and caregivers one user-friendly place to find cost, quality of care, service volume, and other CMS quality data to help make informed health care decisions. Now, instead of having to search through many compare tools, with just one click on Care Compare, you’ll find easy-to-understand information about nursing homes, hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers.

This transition doesn’t change how CMS measures quality. CMS will continue to improve Care Compare and the Provider Data Catalog based on stakeholder and consumer feedback.