Price Transparency

Patients need relevant and meaningful information to understand the cost of care and their financial responsibilities. Hospitals across Illinois have committed to IHA’s price transparency principles.

IHA Principles

IHA developed these principles with input from our CFO Forum to  help focus and shape discussion as the healthcare industry moves toward greater transparency. 191 IHA member hospitals, or 92 percent, have pledged to adopt these principles.

Insurance Plan Estimators

To assist hospitals, IHA's Provider Health Plan Education Information has cost estimators and other tools for patients covered by private insurance. Here's the information for each insurer:

Average Charges for Illinois Hospitals

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects inpatient and outpatient charge information from hospitals. Hospital-specific average charges for 28 inpatient and 20 outpatient major diagnoses are available on the Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care website.

Tools & Resources

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IHA seeks to provide guidance and input on advocacy strategies, as well as tools and resources as hospitals work to adopt ways to provide patients with relevant and meaningful price information.

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