Medicare just launched an improved version of its Hospital Compare website to make it easier for you to compare and select the best hospital for you and your family. The enhanced website has added a rating system to analyze beneficiaries’ experience of care. Comparison websites are a valuable source of information about the quality of health care providers and facilities. The new system takes more than 3,500 Medicare certified, acute care hospitals into consideration and evaluates the following areas:
- The level and quality of communication between doctors, nurses, and beneficiaries
- The hospital staff’s responsiveness to the beneficiary’s needs
- The atmosphere and hygiene of the hospital environment
- The level of comfort beneficiaries feel with post discharge care instructions
Click here to use the newly optimized site.