Helping Patients Make Smart Value-Driven Choices
Wear the Cost is an initiative by the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to make health care cost and quality information easily accessible. The website, wearthecost.org, currently covers hysterectomy, vaginal delivery and knee and hip replacements. PROMETHEUS Analytics are used to produce the site’s cost and quality information. Consumers can quickly compare average costs at multiple facilities – and see how much is due to potentially avoidable complications. This is helping patients make informed, value-driven choices to bring down costs and reward top providers.