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Pilot Programme for Enhancing Price Transparency for Private Hospitals

    With a view to better regulating private healthcare services amid the evolving landscape of healthcare services, the Government is embarking on a root-and-branch review of the regulatory regime for private healthcare facilities (PHFs). A three-month public consultation was launched in December 2014 on the proposal to revamp the existing regulatory regime for PHFs. The community expressed broad support for the regulatory proposals.
    Price transparency is one of the key elements in our proposed regulatory regime for PHFs. In October 2016, the Government together with Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association (HKPHA) rolled out a pilot programme for enhancing price transparency for private hospitals. Although the price transparency measures under the pilot programme are not the registration requirements under the Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Maternity Homes Registration Ordinance (Cap 165), members of HKPHA, including all the private hospitals in Hong Kong, have participated voluntarily in the pilot programme in respect of the following three price transparency measures, namely, budget estimates, fee schedules and historical bill sizes statistics.
    This website provides a brief overview about the pilot programme for enhancing price transparency for private hospitals, and provides a common electronic platform for all participating private hospitals to release their historical bill sizes statistics so as to facilitate the public to have a convenient access to the historical bill sizes statistics for the past year released by private hospitals on their respective websites.
    All data displayed in this common electronic platform is contributed by the private hospitals and is meant for reference only. Participating hospitals are required to capture data from patients accommodating in standard wards and undergoing the single selected procedure. Patients undergoing multiple procedures are to be excluded in the historical bill statistics. Users are advised to inquire directly from private hospitals for details of the items covered by each and every procedure since these are not necessarily identical in individual hospitals.

Important Notices
This website contains information provided by parties other than the Department of Health (DH) and users may also link from this website to other sites and obtain information provided by such parties. Please note that the DH has not approved or endorsed the information provided by others on this website or any other sites linked to this website and the DH accepts no responsibility or liability (howsoever caused) for such information.
DH does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with this website. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of all information contained in or in connection with this site and are advised to verify such information or seek independent advice before acting on it.

  About Budget Estimate  
    Private hospitals and doctors are encouraged to provide budget estimates for patients receiving non-emergency operations/ procedures at the hospitals, as a reference for the overall costs involved. The Department of Health has recommended a list of 30 common and non-emergency operations/ procedures for which budget estimates can be provided to patients or their next of kin before hospital admission. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.
  About Fee Schedules  
    Private hospitals will publicise on their websites the fee schedules of major chargeable items. Categories of items recommended are charges on ward accommodation, operating theatre charges, charges for common nursing procedures, charges for out-patient and/or specialist clinics consultations, charges for investigative and treatment procedures and charges for medical reports and photocopies of medical records. Private hospitals should also remind the public that they can enquire directly with the hospitals about any other charges that are not published on the website. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.
  About Historical Bill Sizes Statistics  
    Private hospitals will publicise on their websites the historical bill sizes of 30 recommended common operations/procedures for public's reference. The statistics should include the annual number of discharges for cases undergoing a single operation/procedure and the actual billing data for the 50th percentile and 90th percentile of each operation/procedure.

    The historical bill sizes statistics for hospitals are for reference only. Users are advised to check with the private hospitals directly for the items covered in each and every procedure as the detailed items included in the bill sizes are not necessarily the same in individual hospitals. The actual length of stay and the total bill size may also vary in accordance with patient's condition and case complexity. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.
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    With a view to better regulating private healthcare services amid the evolving landscape of healthcare services, the Government is embarking on a root-and-branch review of the regulatory regime for private healthcare facilities (PHFs). A three-month public consultation was launched in December 2014 on the proposal to revamp the existing regulatory regime for PHFs. The community expressed broad support for the regulatory proposals.
    Price transparency is one of the key elements in our proposed regulatory regime for PHFs. In October 2016, the Government together with Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association (HKPHA) rolled out a pilot programme for enhancing price transparency for private hospitals. Although the price transparency measures under the pilot programme are not the registration requirements under the Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Maternity Homes Registration Ordinance (Cap 165), members of HKPHA, including all the private hospitals in Hong Kong, have participated voluntarily in the pilot programme in respect of the following three price transparency measures, namely, budget estimates, fee schedules and historical bill sizes statistics.
    This website provides a brief overview about the pilot programme for enhancing price transparency for private hospitals, and provides a common electronic platform for all participating private hospitals to release their historical bill sizes statistics so as to facilitate the public to have a convenient access to the historical bill sizes statistics for the past year released by private hospitals on their respective websites.
    All data displayed in this common electronic platform is contributed by the private hospitals and is meant for reference only. Participating hospitals are required to capture data from patients accommodating in standard wards and undergoing the single selected procedure. Patients undergoing multiple procedures are to be excluded in the historical bill statistics. Users are advised to inquire directly from private hospitals for details of the items covered by each and every procedure since these are not necessarily identical in individual hospitals.

Important Notices
This website contains information provided by parties other than the Department of Health (DH) and users may also link from this website to other sites and obtain information provided by such parties. Please note that the DH has not approved or endorsed the information provided by others on this website or any other sites linked to this website and the DH accepts no responsibility or liability (howsoever caused) for such information.
DH does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with this website. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of all information contained in or in connection with this site and are advised to verify such information or seek independent advice before acting on it.
  About Budget Estimate  
    Private hospitals and doctors are encouraged to provide budget estimates for patients receiving non-emergency operations/ procedures at the hospitals, as a reference for the overall costs involved. The Department of Health has recommended a list of 30 common and non-emergency operations/ procedures for which budget estimates can be provided to patients or their next of kin before hospital admission. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.
  About Fee Schedules  
    Private hospitals will publicise on their websites the fee schedules of major chargeable items. Categories of items recommended are charges on ward accommodation, operating theatre charges, charges for common nursing procedures, charges for out-patient and/or specialist clinics consultations, charges for investigative and treatment procedures and charges for medical reports and photocopies of medical records. Private hospitals should also remind the public that they can enquire directly with the hospitals about any other charges that are not published on the website. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.
  About Historical Bill Sizes Statistics  
    Private hospitals will publicise on their websites the historical bill sizes of 30 recommended common operations/procedures for public's reference. The statistics should include the annual number of discharges for cases undergoing a single operation/procedure and the actual billing data for the 50th percentile and 90th percentile of each operation/procedure.

    The historical bill sizes statistics for hospitals are for reference only. Users are advised to check with the private hospitals directly for the items covered in each and every procedure as the detailed items included in the bill sizes are not necessarily the same in individual hospitals. The actual length of stay and the total bill size may also vary in accordance with patient's condition and case complexity. Please check with the hospitals directly for more information.