The PricePoint web site allows health care consumers to receive basic, facility-specific information about healthcare services and charges. Consumers can query information for Inpatient services, Outpatient Surgeries, Emergency Department and Urgent Care visits, and ancillary services like radiology and therapies.
The first version of PricePoint was released by WHA Information Center in February 2005 including Inpatient data only. PricePoint Version 2.0 was released October 2006. The new version included Outpatient Surgeries and the ability to compare selected hospitals. In 2008, Emergency Department and Urgent Care services were included on PricePoint.
In January 2009, PricePoint included a Top 25 list for the high volume APR-DRGs statewide. In January 2011, PricePoint provided a Top 75 list based on volume of APR-DRGs statewide and the Top 75 list for the top CPTs statewide. In April 2012, WHAIC released the first category of EAPGs (Enhanced Ambulatory Payment Groups) on PricePoint. The first category was Radiological Procedures.
For more information on EAPGs - EAPG Notes | EAPG FAQs
PricePoint was created without a legislative mandate and it is just one of the many ways that Wisconsin hospitals are demonstrating their commitment to health care transparency by providing information that can help consumers, employers and insurers with health care decisions.
The website also provides aggregate “discount” information for each hospital for private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. This information allows users to understand how hospitals’ charges compare to the amount of revenue they actually collect for services provided.
To visit PricePoint
You can also find more information in our PRICEPOINT BROCHURE [PDF].