Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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The ranking, by consumer finance blog NerdWallet.com, included an analysis of the most affordable procedures each facility offers as well as patient satisfaction statistics. According to NerdWallet’s analysis, Poudre Valley Health offers the most affordable treatments for appendicitis, kidney damage and asthma and has a patient satisfaction rating of 82 percent, while Medical Center of the Rockies is listed as having the most affordable treatments for heart attack, dehydration and drug poisoning, with a patient satisfaction ranking of 87 percent. McKee is listed as offering the most affordable treatment for fluid in lungs, diabetic ketoacidosis, and kidney damage and has a patient satisfaction rating of 80 percent.
Paul Matthews, a spokesman for Banner Health, which operates McKee Medical Center, said the facility is deeply invested in the out comes it achieves for patients.
“We continue to focus on providing health care as effectively and efficiently as possible,” Matthews said. Other hospital spokespeopole were not immediately available for comment.
“NerdWallet Health is working to provide cost transparency to patients,´ said NerdWallet Analyst Napala Pratini.
Using data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NerdWallet analyzed dozens of data sets and found that, so far, Colorado hospitals overall appear to have higher patient satisfaction ratings than those in other states such as Florida and Texas, where ratings often are in the 60 percent range, Pratini said.
NerdWallet looked at data from 45 hospitals on 100 of the most common treatments to determine top providers in the state. They are ranked as follows: