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About Us

ABOUT US

We are a dedicated group of physicians committed to patient safety and quality improvement. We support healthcare transparency and believe this will ultimately lead to safer and more efficient healthcare for all. There is no perfect hospital quality rating system, we hope that with the tremendous amount of effort from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid in tracking and reporting quality data we can begin to make major advances. We have extracted additional information on healthcare costs and healthcare expertise and our hope is that with valuable feedback from our users we can begin to take positive steps towards patient safety, quality improvement and healthcare transparency. We thus  advocate for continued release of payment information from CMS to support healthcare transparency and encourage insurance providers to send similar payment information to us at info@zurockhealth.com   


We dedicate this website to all the patients that have suffered from a medical error and all the dedicated physicians working in complex systems to make our healthcare safer and more effective.

ABOUT THE DATA

Our data is extracted from quality and safety reporting systems of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The overall ratings are based on the ratings from CMS, for more detailed information on methodology please visit data.medicare.gov. 


Our website ratings of specific measures are based on each individual hospital’s performance in comparison to other hospitals across the country. This data is for information only and does not constitute medical advise. Choosing the right hospital and physician involves a complex decision process that should be discussed with your primary healthcare provider. 

FAQ

a. The overall hospital rating is directly extracted from data.medicare.gov using a variety of patient safety and quality indicators.
b. The other ratings are derived form the average performance of all hospitals excluding Children's Hospitals and Veteran Affairs Hospitals, taking into consideration the best and least performing hospitals.

a. This data is abstracted from CMS and represents more than 7 million discharges or 75 percent of total Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments discharges. It was last updated August 18 2018 and the most recent data is for FY 2016.

a. Not necessarily, some patients have supplemental or secondary health policies that may cover the balance owed to the hospital after insurance payment. Others may qualify for subsidies to offset costs. It may be possible to negotiate directly with the hospital to lower your cost burden. These payment calculations are based on Medicare payments, your insurance may pay more or less than the “cost paid by insurance” value disclosed as a result your “cost to patient” may be more or less. Please always seek help for your medical condition and do not be deterred by the costs. The longer you delay, the potentially more complex and costly your health condition becomes.

a. There is scientific evidence that suggests that hospitals who treat the most patients with your conditions may provide better care than the hospitals that treat fewer patients.This data is abstracted from the CMS IPPS, FY 2016 is the most recent data. The number of patients treated that year will give you an idea of how many patients with Medicare were treated with your particular condition. However, since the data may not contain all patients from other insurance providers, and is yet to be updated for FY2018, the results will not be perfect.

a. We do not have details for every healthcare insurance. For more information about your insurance coverage, please refer to your insurance provider.