Quality & Cost Information

Good information helps you make good decisions about the health and health care needs of you and your loved ones. Together with the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), Clark Memorial Hospital embraces transparency of hospital quality and price. We believe making this data available to the public leads to more informed patients and more confidence in the health care system.

Cost Information

Hospital billing is complex and based on many factors such as staffing, equipment, maintenance costs and the differences in care needed by each patient. Additionally, hospitals are prepared with doctors, nurses and high-tech equipment around the clock for illness or injury from a twisted ankle to a major accident. Every patient’s case is special and requires different levels of care.

Hospitals are often not paid in full for the services they provide. Medicare and Medicaid generally pay less than the actual cost of caring for patients. There are also patients who, unfortunately, can’t pay their hospital bills. Each hospital has different proportions of Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance or uninsured patients, which adds to the complicated nature of hospital billing.

Every insurer, whether Medicare, Medicaid or commercial, pays the hospital differently.

If you have additional questions about potential costs regarding care at Clark Memorial Hospital please contact our financial counselors at 812-283-2808.

In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital emergency department. 

Quality Information

The quality of care and the patient’s experience can be measured. Many things can affect a hospital’s quality results. Communities are different and patients are different—hospitals care for all kinds of patients with widely varying needs. Indiana hospitals are working individually and together to improve the quality of care for every single Hoosier.

If you have additional questions about the quality of care provided at Clark Memorial Hospital please contact our Quality Team at 812-283-2986.

Resources

CareINsight is Indiana’s easy-to-use resource for hospital charge comparison & quality ratings.

Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other Federal agencies.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations obtains information about accredited organizations not only through direct observations by its employees but also through direct communications from those accredited organizations and from measurement companies hired by accredited organizations and accepted by The Joint Commission as sources for performance measure data. 

Healthgrades’ mission is to help consumers find the right doctor and the right hospital, for the right care. Nearly one million people a day rely upon Healthgrades to research, compare and connect with physicians and other healthcare professionals. They provide consumers with the information they need to make more informed decisions, including information about the provider’s experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality.