FAQs

    For Patients

    • What should I do if I am having a medical emergency?
    • What do the ratings on the site measure?
    • What does it mean that the ratings are based on “claims” data?
    • How should I use the ratings?
    • Are doctors aware of the ratings?
    • What types of doctors appear in the ratings?
    • Why doesn’t my doctor appear in the ratings?

    For Doctors

    General

    • What is the California Healthcare Performance Information System (CHPI)?
    • Who funds CHPI?
    • What is CHPI’s governance structure?
    • How do the organizations and people whose performance is evaluated participate in CHPI?
    • What does it mean that CHPI is a CMS Qualified Entity?
    • What is the data source for this performance measurement work?
    • Will health plan participation be limited to the three health plans that helped establish CHPI – Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and UnitedHealthcare?
    • Can third-parties make data requests?