The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) has launched their new Web site. As previously blogged, the MI Hospital Inform Web site (www.mihospitalinform.org) enables consumers to review charge, payment, and quality information about 146 hospitals in Michigan.
The launch of this Web site is an effort to increase transparency and hold hospitals accountable to consumers, reports the Heartland Institute.
The Web site makes charge and payment information available for the 50 most frequent inpatient and 50 most frequent outpatient medical procedures, including clinical diagnoses and treatments, that are monitored and covered by Medicare.
The site provides specific information such as the average charge, average payment, average length of stay for inpatient procedures, and total number of patients who were treated at Michigan hospitals for each of the listed medical procedures.
According to a statement on the MI Hospital Inform Web site, MHA is committed to achieving even greater transparency in health care and will continue to adjust the program to better address consumers’ questions and concerns.