CalPERS Launches Health Care Cost, Quality Comparison Tool
Details of Tool
The tool was developed by Castlight Health in San Francisco (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 8/8).
Members of CalPERS' preferred provider organization can use the tool to view and compare health care entities by:
- Facility quality;
- Patient satisfaction; and
- Physician quality.
The database is accessible through:
- A mobile application;
- A website; and
- Live telephone support (California Healthline, 5/21).
Ann Boynton, deputy executive officer of CalPERS' Benefit Programs Policy and Planning branch, in a release announcing the tool said, "We believe the ability to research costs, quality, satisfaction and convenience will be invaluable to our members ... and give them confidence in their health-care decisions" (Sacramento Business Journal, 8/8).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.