the hospital safety grade
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources.
the medical board of california
The Medical Board of California is a state government agency which licenses and disciplines medical doctors. The Board provides two principal types of services to consumers: public-record information about California-licensed physicians, and investigation of complaints against physicians.
ab 2589 - what you should know
AB 2589—the California Broker Compensation Disclosure Reporting for Public Agencies— is legislation that requires health plans and insurers to annually disclose broker compensation information to the governing board of any public entity that they contract with, including school districts. The law specifically requires that the health plan or insurer disclose the name of, and any amount paid to, any agent, broker or individual to whom the plan paid fees, commissions or bonuses related to the group contract.
Why should your district care? Read more here.
Download the AB 2589 Request for Report Letter here.
Health Insurance Report Cards
NCQA’s Health Plan Report Cards list commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Marketplace health plans based on their combined HEDIS®, CAHPS® and NCQA Accreditation standards scores. NCQA evaluates health plans on the quality of care patients receive, how happy patients are with their care and health plans' efforts to keep improving.
California Health Care Quality Report Cards - 2018-19 edition
The report cards prepared by the State of California Office of the Patient Advocate show you how well health plans and medical groups do at providing the right care at the right time by providing ratings on health care quality and patients’ experience in getting care.
OSHPD Chargemaster Data
A hospital charge description master, also known as a chargemaster or CDM, contains the prices of all services, goods, and procedures for which a separate charge exists. It is used to generate a patient's bill. As required by the Payers' Bill of Rights, each hospital is required to submit a copy of its chargemaster, a list of average charges for 25 common outpatient procedures, and the estimated percentage change in gross revenue due to price changes each July 1st. Access the data here.
California Health & Human Services Open Data
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) launched its Open Data Portal initiative in order to increase public access to one of the State’s most valuable assets – non-confidential health and human services data. Its goals are to spark innovation, promote research and economic opportunities, engage public participation in government, increase transparency, and inform decision-making. "Open Data" describes data that are freely available, machine-readable, and formatted according to national technical standards to facilitate visibility and reuse of published data.
For reliable information on Health Benefits and Health Care, check out the following websites:
California Health Care Foundation - www.chcf.org
California Healthline - www.californiahealthline.org
The Commonwealth Fund - www.commonwealthfund.org
Health Access California - www.health-access.org
Healthcare.gov - www.healthcare.gov
Kaiser Family Foundation - www.kff.org
Kaiser Health News - www.khn.org
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - www.rwjf.org