Governor Ron DeSantis and the Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) have a shared vision to make Florida’s health care system the most transparent in the nation. This award recognizes a Florida licensed hospital or ambulatory surgical center (ASC) when they rise to the challenge by making available more meaningful information about their pricing, financial policies, and performance to patients and prospective patients.
This award distinguishes a facility that has exceeded the bar set by regulatory standards and is actively providing accessible, understandable, and usable information and measures on their public website in a way that allows viewers to better understand how the facility compares to similar providers in their local area, and even across the state and the nation.
A participating hospital or ASC distinguished with this award is being recognized as a leader and innovator in Florida’s collective efforts to ensure that every person has the ability to make informed choices when faced with important, potentially life-impacting health care decisions.
Florida law requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) licensed in the state to publish certain information related to quality and costs on their public websites. As such, the awardee not only meets but exceeds all established federal and state requirements regarding their public website, as verified by the Agency at the time of award. The Governor and the Agency agree that the most effective web-based tools for consumers share a set of key common characteristics:
We invite all Florida licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) with public websites that qualify for the 2019 Governor’s Health Care Transparency Award to complete the following self-assessment questionnaire. The nomination period opens on November 4, 2019 and closes on December 1, 2019.
We encourage and applaud every organization willing to participate by completing this Self-Nomination questionnaire. The questionnaire is available for electronic information entry here on this webpage. If selected, you will receive an award notification letter, certificate, and an advance promotional packet to assist you in highlighting your achievement - including permission to display the official award “badge” on your facility’s website. Your dedication to promoting meaningful information for health care consumers to make informed decisions about their care is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for your commitment to high quality, affordable, and effective health care for our citizens.
Governor's Health Care Transparency Award Survey Tips and List of Information to Gather
The questionnaire will ask questions pertaining to the following areas. Please review the list below prior to beginning in order to ensure you have complete information that will assist you in answering all the questions.
Questions will seek direct links and the number of clicks needed to display the following information: