CMS announced that it will retire the original compare tools Dec. 1.

Released in early September, Care Compare at replaces the original compare tools, including Nursing Home Compare, Hospital Compare, and Physician Compare.

Care Compare streamlines the eight original health care compare tools and can be used to find and compare health care providers, CMS says.

CMS recommends that those who haven’t yet used Care Compare:

  • Use Care Compare on and encourage people with Medicare and their caregivers to start using it, too. Go to and choose “Find care.”
  • Update any links to the eight original care tools on your public-facing websites so they’ll direct your audiences to Care Compare.
CMS will continue to make improvements to Care Compare and the Provider Data Catalog based on stakeholder and consumer feedback, according to the email release. 
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