Charges by procedure
Why we measure it - When surgery is needed, our surgical procedures are performed in the safest way possible. Medical expenses vary depending on the type of surgery performed. Our heart specialists at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee participate in cost-saving initiatives by making thoughtful medical choices while still providing the highest quality of care for patients. This keeps costs lower for families.
What this means - We are able to provide the highest quality of care while keeping our charges lower than our Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) peers. This saves our patient families money and keeps us competitive.
About the data - These data show the average adjusted charge per visit for selected procedures at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin compared to PHIS peers. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.
Related dimensions of care:
- Our cardiac specialists lead the way in creating standard clinical assessment management protocols (SCAMPS). These protocols can save families time and money.
- SCAMPS are quality improvement initiatives used to enhance the level of care we give our patients. We work with other pediatric centers around the country to create care guidelines or pathways to identify or diagnose a specific disease or condition. These guidelines allow us to focus on a specific condition, order the appropriate tests, use resources efficiently and ultimately save our patients time and money.
- SCAMPS are reviewed every six months and are continuously updated and improved to benefit our patients.
- Our efforts to control costs while still providing outstanding medical care are centered around an initiative we call the Value Proposition. Simply stated, this means that lower costs and improved quality lead to greater value for our patients. Our specialists reinforce this idea by using resources efficiently and are consistently mindful of alternative ways to reduce costs.