Oregon expands their Hospital Comparison Web Site. Oregon officials have posted online the second year of data on hospital service costs, including cost information for 14 new procedures and conditions, the Portland Business Journal reports.
The Web site was initially launched in August 2007. It currently provides the average prices for more than 90 medical procedures and conditions at Oregon hospitals. The site also includes cost and quality comparisons for eight common procedures, such as heart failure, pneumonia and stroke.
Data is collected from the state’s nine largest private health insurers. The site does not include information for Medicare, Oregon Health Plan and self-pay patients, the Business Journal reports.