MedicalCare.com Launches Innovative Hospital Rating Service
MedicalCare.com has released its new hospital ratings and reviews. The company has also announced it will add several new hospital-assessment measures to its independent hospital-quality ratings by mid-summer 2017. The new measures will include, among others, mortality and readmission rates. MedicalCare.com's independent hospital-quality ratings and detailed patient survey results are designed to help consumers comparison shop for a hospital.
Medicalcare.com founder Paul Moses said the company’s goal is to help healthcare consumers make informed decisions about healthcare. “Given the impending efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it appears America is on the edge of yet another major healthcare overhaul,” Moses said. “We want to help consumers prepare for it.”
According to Moses, Medicalcare.com is designed to enable healthcare consumers to immediately check the quality-of-care and safety levels of hospitals in their local areas. Whether those ratings are good or bad, all the necessary information required for consumers to make educated healthcare decisions is right there, just a few clicks away.
“In the current environment of uncertainty,” Moses said, “it’s more important than ever to empower consumers. Millions of Americans are demanding openness and accountability from whatever system the government ultimately puts in place. People want transparency. They're demanding to know precisely how any overhaul of the current system will impact them and their loved ones.”
“Medicalcare.com helps fill that demand by providing people with accurate ratings and honest reviews from consumers just like them,” Moses continued. “We know that the next government system will do some things well and some things poorly. And we know that politicians aren’t always as open and candid about policy as they should be. But reviews by everyday consumers have proven time and again to be a vital source of information for comparison shopping on the internet. That’s where Medicalcare.com comes into play.”
Medicalcare.com, however, takes consumer reviews a step further by also including Medicalcare.gov’s official Hospital Compare government safety ratings for each hospital.
“All too often, people aren’t armed with the information they need when deciding on a healthcare facility,” Moses said. “That can turn healthcare into terrifying ordeal. With Medicalcare.com, we’re trying to prevent people from being so deeply at the mercy of their providers. We want to take that vulnerability and transform it into empowerment. That’s the driving philosophy behind Medicare.com: Empowered and informed consumers are healthier consumers.”
About Medicalcare.com: Moses and his partners are convinced that a lack of transparency and competition are doing significant harm to America’s health. They founded Medicalcare.com as a way for people to find the transparency they desperately need to make informed healthcare decisions. The company currently provides quantitative and qualitative information on hospitals and nursing homes, and intends to expand its offerings in the future.