Indiana Hospital Association offers charge, quality data on outpatient procedures

The Indiana Hospital Association launched an update to its mycareINsight.org website that includes charge and quality data for the 50 most frequent outpatient procedures in the state.

In 2015, IHA created the website "to help consumers better understand what goes into hospital billing and the services available in their community," according to a news release. Now with the update, IHA hopes to make the tool more useful for consumers.

"We understand that healthcare pricing and quality metrics can be complex, and that is why we initially created mycareINsight," Doug Leonard, president of IHA, said in the release. "Our transparency tool is intended to educate Hoosiers, answer their questions and empower them in their healthcare decisions."

IHA officials said the website previously displayed hospital charge data compiled from the Indiana State Department of Health for the 100 most common inpatient services in Indiana. Today, it includes the 50 most common outpatient services, such as a colonoscopy.

In addition to price information, the website includes information on hospital quality measures, such as patient satisfaction, readmission rates and infections.

 

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