Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Website: Information for Employers, Employees
Patients, providers, employers, employees, insurers, and policymakers all have the
same goal -- to contain health care costs yet maintain high quality health care.
But quality and costs vary a lot. The Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost
website shows quality and cost data from hospitals.
This website not only has accurate and up-to-date data but also is designed to be
easy to use and understood by a wide range of users. Information comes from state
and federal databases as well as other independent and trusted sources.
You can search quality and cost information by location, by hospital, or by type
of medical test and treatment. The data is presented three ways: summary pages with
star and dollar sign ratings; detail pages with numeric and technical information;
and pages with brief, simply written descriptions.
As an employer, employee, or insurer you can use this website to:
- Research answers to questions
- Help choose health care options
- Understand how health care choices affect health care costs
This website is not meant to replace trusted relationships between patients and
providers. Rather, it is intended as an important tool that everyone can use to
make better health care decisions.