Websites that Report the Cost and Quality of Healthcare
Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, has information and downloadable resources about medical tests and procedures. The initiative promotes conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.
The Leapfrog Group is a non-profit organization that promotes healthcare quality and safety through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey which collects and publicly reports information on hospital performance. Leapfrog also assigns the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Hospitals that receive an A that are also top performers on the Hospital Survey receive the Leapfrog Top Hospital award. In 2018, the following seven Maine hospitals were recipients of this elite national distinction: Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Bridgton Hospital, LincolnHealth, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Northern Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, and Waldo County General Hospital. Learn more
Hospital Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, allows users to compare the quality of Medicare-certified hospitals to help decide where to get care. In July 2016, CMS added an "Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating" to Hospital Compare. The star rating comprises 64 quality measures and will allow you to compare hospitals' quality using one metric. Learn more
Physician Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, allows users to find and compare healthcare professionals enrolled in the Medicare program to help decide where to get care.
Nursing Home Compare, run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, allows users to compare the quality of care provided at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes to help decide where to get care.
GoodRX provides prescription drug pricing from pharmacies nationwide to help users find the lowest prices.