A Web site unveiled Wednesday allows Iowans to compare prices for various procedures at hospitals across the state. Iowa Hospital Association developed the site -- ihaonline.org -- to help consumers, employers and
insurers with healthcare decisions.
"There is a greater expectation from consumers that
this kind of information will be out there," said
Scott McIntyre, an IHA director.
The interactive Web site, known as Iowa Hospital
PricePoint, includes details about the cost for certain
procedures and average length of stay.