Cost & Quality Atlas

California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas

Benchmarking and tracking regional performance on key quality and cost measures is critical to achieving high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care for all Californians.

The California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas brings together multi-payer data by geographic region—including commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal—on more than 30 standardized measures of health care quality, cost, patient cost sharing, and utilization to help purchasers, health plans, and policymakers focus on performance improvement initiatives.

A collaboration of the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), and the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, the Atlas includes information about care provided to nearly 30 million Californians, and shows that health care cost and quality vary widely across the state.

Measuring and reporting quality measures through comparative analysis allows healthcare organizations to have a point of reference for the future. Continued tracking of regional performance on key quality and cost measures through the Atlas can provide a roadmap to reduce unwarranted cost and quality variation, which has a potential to harm patients and waste scarce resources. For more information on the Atlas, access the Atlas Fact Sheet or visit atlas.iha.org