The State of Connecticut launched the Healthscore CT cost estimator, a consumer tool that allows users to compare the cost of medical care at hospitals and provider networks in the state. The quality scorecard component was previously released in July 2019 (AHT, 8/9/2019). The interactive website allows consumers and providers to search, sort, and filter by provider, location, health measure, network quality rating, and cost of treatment. The Healthscore CT cost estimator pulls information from the state’s All-Payer Claims Database and allows users to compare the cost of specific procedures offered by medical providers throughout the state. There must be five or more claims per service for that provider to be included on the survey. The high, median, and low estimator data reflects the payments made by insurers for particular inpatient and outpatient procedures—claims for which all Connecticut-regulated insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are required to submit to the All-Payer Claims Database. The site currently contains nearly 50 inpatient and outpatient services; new measures are added regularly.
- AHT blog post 8/9/2019: https://abouthealthtransparency.org/2019/08/launch-of-online-tool-for-cost-quality-comparison-of-healthcare-providers-in-connecticut/
- Healthscore CT: https://healthscorect.com/
Connecticut Public Radio: New State Database Helps Patients Figure Out Health Care Costs – https://www.wnpr.org/post/new-state-database-helps-patients-figure-out-health-care-costs
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