Nevada Hospital Association Public Reporting
There are a number of ways in which Nevada hospitals are supporting
transparency in health care, the most recent of which is by providing easy
public access to current and valid hospital information.
This year the Nevada Hospital Association partnered with the Wisconsin Hospital
Association to produce PricePoint, a consumer-friendly database of hospital
charges. We are also working on a data system for hospital quality and safety
that will be added to our public reporting resource programs.
Nevada Hospital Association member hospitals and health systems feel strongly
that understanding how to use this information is just as important as knowing
how to access the data. For instance, in most cases, out-of-pocket hospital
costs for privately insured patients are determined by their health insurers,
which have negotiated specific discounts with a hospital or health system. You
should contact your insurer to determine the amount of out–of-pocket cost for
which you will be responsible.
Publicly reported hospital charge, quality and safety data may not answer
every question, but it should, at a minimum, provide a good and factual
starting point for more informed discussion between consumers and insurers or
consumers and providers of care.