Missouri Hospital Association released enhancements to it’s consumer healthcare transparency Website – Focus on Hospitals. The aim of Focus on Hospitals is to assist consumers explore pricing for Missouri hospital services, the quality of care delivered and how hospitals create value for the communities they serve. Following enhancements to the site, pricing, quality and community investment data is now available for most Missouri hospitals. Quality data is reported for 23 quality of care measures in four areas: managing chronic disease maps, reducing readmission, preventing infection and reducing harm rates. Pricing data includes pricing information for the most common inpatient medical procedures and emergency department services at Missouri hospitals, In addition to the low, median and high charges, information on those procedures is listed for average length-of-stay, volume and self-pay discount.
Read more: http://focusonhospitals.com/statewide-data/