American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) - ABMS is the organization that establishes standards for physician specialty certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC), including performance assessment. ABMS communicates information about these standards to support the public's quest for safe, high-quality healthcare.
American Hospital Directory - Online, comparative data for most hospitals. Its database is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Health Care Financing Administration.
American Medical Association: Doctor Finder - Information on virtually every licensed physician in the U.S. and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine (M.D.) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (D.O).
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) - Protects Californians from fraudulent or incompetent practice of chiropractic; 2) examines applicants for licensure in order to evaluate entry level competence; and 3) enforces the Chiropractic Initiative Act and regulations relating to the practice of chiropractic.
Treatment Tracker - Check whether your medical provider practices similarly to his or her peers. This tool from ProPublica allows consumers to compare their doctors, physical therapists and other health providers to others based on newly released data on the services they provide in Medicare's Part B program. The tool may give you, the patient, information to ask important questions about your care.
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