April 04, 2005

Web-Check your Medicare Program

An article in the Star-Telegram discussed the federal Medicare program unveiling of a new website that enables consumers to compare the quality and performance of hospitals to national standards.

While the website is currently limited in both scope and functionality, it represents a significant step forward in the diagnosis of Medicare programs in hospitals and care facilities throughout the country.

The site currently only monitors three treatments: heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia, but will be expanded to include other treatments and medical care in the future.