Alliance members expect cost and quality information to help them make educated decisions regarding their health care purchases. Consumers who understand their health care costs can impact them. Through a growing number of scientific studies and our own years of experience, there are significant differences in the quality and safety of health care that matter to health outcomes – and better quality doesn’t necessarily mean high cost.
True to our mission, The Alliance shares cost and quality measures with our members through Find a Doctor, a service designed to help consumers make good decisions about their care while searching for in-network practitioners and facilities.
Alliance members can access cost estimates for more than 50 procedures on Find a Doctor. Cost estimates are based on the average price of all services that usually occur on the day of the procedure at a specific provider.
Alliance members can access quality measures as available and reported on Find a Doctor. The Alliance uses nationally recognized standards of performance for quality measures.
|As reported by Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ), these star ratings reflect information regarding the hospitals’ rate of expected C-Sections for first time births and rate of Obstetrical trauma as evidenced by significant tearing during vaginal birth.|
|Hospital Safety Grade
|As reported by The Leapfrog Group, the letter rating reflects how safe hospitals are for patients.|
|Primary Care Ratings
|As reported by Wisconsin Health Information Organization, these scores reflect the overall efficiency of doctors working at this office compared to the average of all similar doctors. The two ratings are titled: Provides Recommended Care for Your Health Care Issues at the Right Time and Makes Good Use of Your Health Care Dollars.|
|QualityPath hospitals and doctors must meet or exceed national quality standards. Quality standards are based on evidence-based practices that contribute to better results for patients.|