Healthscore CT is an online tool to help consumers, businesses, and healthcare providers compare the cost and quality of medical care at Connecticut hospitals and provider networks. The website has two major components: a quality scorecard and a cost estimator.
The quality scorecard uses national standard measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and consumer experience measures derived from Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) consumer surveys. It employs a five-star system to rate healthcare organizations on 30 health measures. The health measures cover 10 areas including behavioral health, child health, women’s health, chronic conditions, and preventive health. Using interactive tables and graphs, the provider networks may be compared to other networks and to the state average for any given health measure (like diabetes or asthma) or an overall rating that measures its performance against all networks on all quality measures. The cost estimator tool pulls information from the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) to allow users to see the cost of a specific procedure by a specific healthcare organization.
Owner: Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) (State Agency)