Hospital Transparency

The Washington State Hospital Association and its member hospitals want to give consumers information to help them make decisions about health care.  This information allows consumers to make informed decisions about where they choose to seek care.  It also helps policy makers and the public measure the cost and quality of hospital care.

Here are three major tools that the public can use:

Hospital Pricing: This website has information about average charges for dozens of procedures at all hospitals in Washington State. This tool allows users to compare average charges among as many as 3 hospitals at a time, as well as access the hospital’s financial profile.

Hospital Quality Measures: This website has information about how Washington hospitals perform on quality measures such as heart failure, infection rates, ER wait times and patient satisfaction. We also provide information about what you as a patient can do to improve your personal health outcomes on those measures.

Financial Assistance: Answers to common questions about hospital bills and how to access financial assistance.Washington State’s hospital financial assistance guidelines are among the most wide-reaching in the nation.  All Washington hospitals offer free or reduced price care, commonly referred to as charity care, to low- and moderate-income patients.


Widgets

In order to make it easier for hospitals and health systems to connect patients to pricing and quality data, we have created these two widgets. Please feel free to place these buttons on your website, and contact Mary Kay Clunies-Ross if you have any questions.

 

“Learn More About Hospital Pricing” Button

To add this page to your website, please copy and paste the below code:

<a href=”http://wsha-archive.seattlewebgroup.com/hospitalpricing.cfm”><img src=”http://wsha-archive.seattlewebgroup.com/files/button-LearnMoreAboutHospitalPricing-272×115.png” alt=”” border=”0″ /></a>


“Learn More About Hospital Quality” Button

To add this page to your website, please copy and paste the below code:

<a href=”http://wahospitalquality.org/”><img src=”http://wsha-archive.seattlewebgroup.com/files/button-LearnMoreAboutHospitalQuality-272×115.png” alt=”” border=”0″ /></a>

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Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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