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Website assesses hospital pricing, quality
Ventura County Star

A new website funded by a federal grant is designed to help consumers assess hospital prices and quality.

Called California Healthcare Compare, the project was coordinated by the state Department of Insurance in partnership with Consumer Reports and researchers from UC San Francisco.

The site provides data to help patients understand what they will pay out of pocket in different regions of California and what insurers will pay for 100 medical procedures and conditions.