The state of Oregon recently launched a Web site enabling consumers to compare the costs of 80 different procedures performed at the state’s hospitals. Oregon joins New Hampshire and Pennsylvania in offering such cost reports.
The Compare Hospital Costs Website allows for easy comparison of one hospital to another hospital, the county of a hospital (if applicable) and/or the state average payments for a specific condition or surgery.
The data presented on this Web site represents the average payments for commercial inpatient claims for Oregon patients in Oregon acute-care hospitals, who were discharged during calendar year 2005. The Web site contains data on the average payments for 82 common conditions or procedures.
The numbers are drawn from data provided by insurers in Oregon on the payments made to Oregon hospitals, making Oregon one of the first states in the nation to provide this kind of data.
This data complements Oregon’s public reporting of hospital quality data, which compares hospital mortality rates for selected conditions and or procedures, available at www.oregon.gov/das/ohpr/hq.