In an effort to help its members make better healthcare decisions, Health Net said it is enhancing the tools they can use to determine the quality of care provided by hospitals and medical groups.
Principal among these is the comparison report, an online tool members can use to compare hospitals within Health Net’s network. The report allows members to rank the hospitals by a number of different criteria including mortality rates, complication rates, length of stay, relative costs and the number of patients treated.
In addition Health Net is providing its members with an online tool to compare medical groups based on their quality of care and service measures. The company said that the criteria and measurements would be derived from the California Pay for Performance program, which aggregates data from seven health plans, 225 physician groups and 6.2 million patients.
By using data collected from such a wide spectrum of care – and not just from Health Net – we are providing our members with information that is based on the most reliable assessment of California physician group performance, said Dr Lance Lang, senior medical director for Health Net of California.