Medicare is now offering new online tools for patients and caregivers using Medicare and Medicaid. Recognizing the need for more quality care and helping patients take the strong hold in determining who they choose to visit, Medicare.gov now offers a new Quality Care Finder tool. This new tool allows you to compare hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, home health, dialysis facilities and medicare plans (including drug and health care plans) all in one place. During the process they’ve also taken the time to inject much more helpful comparison info provided via the Hospital Comparison List. Including some important features such as patient surveys, whether they use the best treatments known for certain conditions, as well as readmission and mortality rates. Literally giving those on medicare power at their fingertips. Medicare has also improved their technical assistance and resources to health care providers to improve how care in provided in hospitals, doctors offices and nursing facilities.
All of these changes are an attempt at allowing those on Medicare to have the options they deserve in finding quality health care. Find out more about what Medicare.gov has to offer by visiting their website at www.medicare.gov.