Consumer Data & Other Data Resources


Hospital Compare

Consumers can assess hospital quality data through the Hospital Compare Web site. Hospital Compare provides useful, understandable and easily accessible way information on hospital quality of care to assist patients, families and communities in making important health care decisions.

Hospital Compare is a cooperative initiative of the Hospital Quality Alliance, a landmark public-private partnership of hospitals, government agencies, quality experts, purchasers, consumer groups and other health care organizations.

Other Data Resources

Hospitals report a wide array of data to state and federal agencies. THA has compiled a library of many of these reports. Browse through these links to access current surveys and data reports on everything from Medicare to charity care.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the U.S. federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. CMS provides information for health professionals, regional governments and consumers.

Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is an agency of the state’s Health and Human Services System. It is one of the state’s largest agencies with a staff of 11,500 and an annual budget of $2.5 billion. Programs include disease prevention and bioterrorism preparedness, family and community health services, environmental and consumer safety, regulatory programs and mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

Charity care thresholds – hospital specific

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission oversees the operations of the state’s health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs. HHSC operates with an annual budget of $16 billion and 9,300 employees.

Texas Comptroller

The comptroller is the chief steward of the state’s finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government.

Texas Department of Insurance

TDI regulates the life and health insurance industry in Texas in the areas of company formation, activities and coverage.