Privacy and Security

The information in this directory comes from a variety of sources, including self-reported information from practitioners and facility providers. The accuracy of this information on the website depends upon whether the self-reported information is correct and whether we receive it in a timely manner. Information received from other sources, such as accreditation organizations or the government, is updated as new information becomes available, and its accuracy is subject to the timing of web site updates. The composition of our provider network is subject to change without notice.


Item Description Source Frequency of Validation
Practitioner Name The name of the physician or other healthcare professional. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Gender The gender of the physician or other healthcare professional. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Specialty The type of care or conditions a practitioner specializes in, such as family medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, or dermatology. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Medical Group Affiliation The organizations, companies or medical groups the practitioner is employed by or associated with. An organization or group may have more than one care site. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Hospital Affiliation The name and street address of hospitals in our network where physicians have admitting or attending privileges. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Board Certification Board certification involves rigorous testing by a recognized board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (MD) and American Osteopathic Association (DO) and is not required by most states. To verify a provider's board certification and status, visit the ABMS or AOA. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Provider.
Accepting New Patients? Indicates whether a physician or other healthcare professional is accepting new patients. A practitioner may have a full patient roster and cannot accept any new patients at this time. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Practitioner.
Languages Spoken Languages, in addition to English, spoken by the practitioner and/or staff. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Provider.
Office Locations and Phone Numbers Site(s) where the practitioner cares for patients. Telephone number/s of the office locations. Practitioner Every 3 years or upon notification from the Provider.
Hospital Name and Location The name and street address of the hospital. Telephone number/s of the hospital. Provider Every 3 years or upon notification from the Provider.
Hospital Accreditation An independent accreditation organization approved by CMS to deem acute care hospitals as meeting Medicare Conditions of Participation. The approved CMS hospitals accreditors are: Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), DNV GL, American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and the Joint Commission. Provider Every 3 years or upon notification from the Provider.
Hospital Quality Measures Includes results for hospital process and outcomes of care measures and hospital patient experience (HCAHPS) from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Also includes results for hospital complications from medical, surgical and obstetric care and inpatient mortality rates from all causes of death. CMS, State All-Payer Databases, and Truven Health Analytics Quarterly, for CMS data. Annually for complications and mortality rates.


Any Joint Commission accreditation/certification data used in these materials was received under a license from, and is the property of, The Joint Commission, and is current as of the most recent release date of 1/09/2017. The Joint Commission is not responsible for, nor does it endorse, any particular use of this data. To learn more about The Joint Commission and its accreditation/certification, go to www.jointcommission.org