Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Website: Information for Physicians and
Other Health Care Providers
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 understand by a wide range of users. Information comes from state and federal
databases as well as other independent and trusted sources.
You can search for 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 a physician or other health care provider you can use this website to:
- Help patients to be more informed consumers and partners in health care
- Advise patients about specific referrals, high-risk procedures, insurance coverage,
drug formularies, and procedure costs
- Spend more time with patients and less time researching cost analysis and other
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.