Welcome to VHHA PricePoint
Welcome to Virginia PricePoint, a user-friendly resource created to provide basic demographic, quality and charge
information on Virginia hospitals and to promote consumer/hospital interaction. Virginia’s hospitals are committed to
providing hospital charge and quality data to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care.
Virginia PricePoint provides:
As the consumer's role in managing his/her own health care changes, hospitals and health systems believe that understanding
how to use this information is just as important as knowing how to access the data. For instance, in most cases,
out-of-pocket hospital costs for privately insured patients are determined by their health insurance policies, which have
negotiated specific discounts with a hospital or health system. The bill does not reflect the actual hospital costs.
However, a growing number of Virginia residents are being covered by so-called consumer-directed health plans, under which
the billed charge may factor into the amount that a patient would pay for a specific procedure at the hospital. In order
to accurately compare charges from hospital A with hospital B, the consumer needs to understand what the data reflects.
Aggregate discount information for all acute care Virginia hospitals for the three major kinds of health care
coverage – private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. This information will help users understand how hospital's
charges compare to the amount of revenue they actually collect for services provided to the three patient categories.
Hospital charge information for all Virginia hospitals, all services, and the average length of stay for each service.
Links to quality data and hospital/health system financial assistance policies; and
General and contact information for Virginia hospitals.
Use of Health Care Information
The content on this web site is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used solely when making health
care decisions. Publicly reported hospital charge, quality and safety data may not answer every question, but it should –
at a minimum – provide a good and factual starting point for more informed discussion between consumers and insurers or
consumers and providers of care.
To receive more specific information on services for yourself or a family member, please contact your hospital and/or
health insurance provider directly. Also, please talk to your doctor or other qualified health provider about this
information to help you, your family and your friends make the best health care decisions for your specific circumstances.
Hospitals and health systems in Virginia have financial assistance policies designed to help low-income patients pay
their hospital bills. These policies explain who is eligible for free or discounted care. Typically eligibility is based
on the patient’s income level, but other criteria may apply. Assistance may be available to both uninsured and underinsured
individuals. To get information on a particular hospital’s policies, use the contact information or financial policy web
site link that appears on the query results page for each hospital, or visit the VHHA web site at
http://www.vhha.com/financialassistancepolicies.html. To begin, click on the "Begin Query" button below:
Virginia PricePoint is sponsored by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, a nonprofit statewide trade
association of Virginia's hospitals and health systems.