Resources

ConnectCare3 helps you to access the healthcare resources you need most.  As you review cost and quality data, the following resources may improve your understanding and give you a clearer picture of what each facility can provide to you.

 

Cost Resources

Consumers increasingly have access to healthcare quality data to help them make informed decisions.  Here are a few reputable sites.

Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

The PHC4  is an independent state agency that provides comparative information about the most efficient and effective health care providers to individual consumers and group purchasers of health services based on hospital charges.

www.phc4.org

Carrier Websites

Many carrier websites now offer cost estimators based on their networks.  Simply review your ID card for the website, register and log-in and take advantage of the information they can provide.

Health System Websites

Most healthcare facilities have websites that offer cost estimators for common services.

 

Quality Resources

Magnet Recognition Program®

www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet

The Magnet Recognition is the highest level of recognition that an organization can receive for quality nursing care. To get (and maintain) Magnet designation, a hospital must involve nurses in all levels of decision-making, achieve excellence and strive to continually improve patient care.

 

The Joint Commission Quality Check
www.qualitycheck.org

Joint Commission recognized facilities have undergone a thorough evaluation to determine the facility’s ability to deliver safe, quality care.

 

Certification Matters—American Board of Medical Specialties
www.certificationmatters.org

Choosing a doctor who is Board Certified by one of the ABMS Member Boards means that he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high-quality care in a specific medical specialty.

 

Hospital Compare
www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare

This government sponsored website offers a “snapshot” of the quality of the hospitals in your area and across the nation by looking at:

  • Hospital Compare overall rating
  • Patients’ experiences
  • Timely & effective care
  • Complications
  • Readmissions & deaths

 

Surgical Review Corporation—Find a Provider
www.surgicalreview.org/patients/find-a-provider

SRC administers Center of Excellence (COE) and Surgeon of Excellence (SOE) programs throughout the world that recognize surgeons and healthcare facilities that provide safe, high-quality surgical care.

 

ConnectCare3
www.connectcare3.com/contact

ConnectCare3 members can also utilize our patient advocates and nurse navigators to learn more about the high-quality providers and facilities available to them. Our team is uniquely experienced in researching and compiling information regarding providers and facilities, so members can make informed decisions about high-quality healthcare options.