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Aug 05, 2019, 06:38 ET Dr. Martin Makary of Johns Hopkins to Serve FAIR Health as Policy Advisor

Renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon, researcher and policy expert Martin (Marty) Makary, MD, MPH, will serve FAIR Health as its Policy Advisor. In that...


Jul 23, 2019, 06:38 ET Use of Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Grew Nearly 1,400 Percent from 2014 to 2018

From 2014 to 2018, private insurance claim lines1 for non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew 1,393 percent, according to a new white...


May 20, 2019, 06:38 ET Young People Disproportionately Represented in Increased Private Insurance Claims for Mental Health Diagnoses, 10-Year Study Finds

Children and young adults under the age of 23 were disproportionately represented in the increase in private insurance claim lines1 with mental...


May 16, 2019, 17:53 ET Teasing Apart the Threads to the Surprise Billing Debate: Understanding Policy Choices through the Lens of Independent Data

Recently, several new federal legislative proposals regarding surprise billing have been filed and scheduled for congressional hearings, and more are ...


Apr 24, 2019, 06:36 ET FAIR Health Moves Forward with Groundbreaking Pilot Pairing Clinical Decision Aids with Cost Information

FAIR Health will launch a groundbreaking pilot that integrates cost information into a shared decision-making (SDM) tool for specific palliative care ...


Apr 15, 2019, 06:33 ET FAIR Health Selected to Help Colorado Update Its Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule

Following a competitive bidding process, the State of Colorado selected FAIR Health to provide its expertise and data resources to aid in analyzing,...


Apr 11, 2019, 06:30 ET FAIR Health Elects Lynn B. Nicholas and Rob Parke to Board of Directors

FAIR Health, Inc., has elected Lynn B. Nicholas, LFACHE, and Rob Parke, FIA, ASA, MAAA, to its Board of Directors. A national, independent, nonprofit ...


Apr 01, 2019, 06:38 ET Growth in Telehealth from 2016 to 2017 Outpaces Other Venues of Care Studied in Second Annual FAIR Health Report

From 2016 to 2017, private insurance claim lines for services rendered via telehealth as a percentage of all medical claim lines grew 53 percent...


Mar 06, 2019, 06:36 ET Surprise Billing Debate Continues to Transfix State and Federal Policy Makers

FAIR Health today released a brief intended to increase clarity about the implications of various legislative choices related to surprise billing—a...


Jan 24, 2019, 19:25 ET Los sitios web de FAIR Health sobre transparencia en los costos destinados al consumidor, ampliamente usados en 2018

En 2018, los consumidores de todo el país utilizaron ampliamente fairhealthconsumer.org, un premiado sitio web gratuito sobre transparencia en los...


Jan 24, 2019, 09:31 ET FAIR Health Cost Transparency Websites for Consumers Widely Used in 2018

In 2018, consumers across the country made widespread use of fairhealthconsumer.org, a free, award-winning, healthcare cost transparency website,...


Jan 14, 2019, 06:46 ET FAIR Health Selected to Help Mississippi Update Its Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule

The State of Mississippi selected FAIR Health to help analyze, revise and update its 2019 workers' compensation fee schedule, FAIR Health announced...


Nov 13, 2018, 06:38 ET FAIR Health Wins Four eHealthcare Leadership Awards for 2018

FAIR Health has won four eHealthcare Leadership Awards for 2018, as announced on November 7 at the Healthcare Internet Conference, sponsored by...


Oct 01, 2018, 06:38 ET FAIR Health Releases State-by-State Visualizations of Opioid Abuse and Dependence

FAIR Health has released an online interactive heat map at fairhealth.org/states-by-the-numbers/map showing new findings on opioid abuse and...


Sep 17, 2018, 06:52 ET FAIR Health lanza sitio web ampliado para el consumidor en español

Fairhealthconsumidor.org, un sitio web gratuito en español, sobre transparencia en los costos del cuidado de la salud, recientemente ampliado, está...


Sep 17, 2018, 06:52 ET FAIR Health Launches Expanded Spanish-Language Consumer Website

Fairhealthconsumidor.org, a free, newly expanded Spanish-language healthcare cost transparency website, is being launched by FAIR Health, a national, ...


Sep 17, 2018, 06:52 ET FAIR Health Launches Expanded Spanish-Language Consumer Website

Fairhealthconsumidor.org, a free, newly expanded Spanish-language healthcare cost transparency website, is being launched by FAIR Health, a national, ...


Aug 14, 2018, 09:32 ET Wide Variation across the Nation in Treatment for Opioid Abuse and Dependence

Whether treatment for opioid abuse and dependence most commonly emphasized methadone administration, naltrexone injection, group psychotherapy or...


Jul 24, 2018, 06:36 ET FAIR Health Releases Video PSAs to Emphasize the Importance of Estimating Healthcare Costs

FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization, has released a series of public service announcements (PSAs) targeted at different...


Jun 21, 2018, 07:55 ET FAIR Health Elects Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Lawrence Casalino to Board of Directors

FAIR Health, Inc. announced today that it has elected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, MPP and Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, MPH to its Board of Directors. A...


May 22, 2018, 06:50 ET FH® Category III to Provide Benchmark Charge Values for Category III Codes Beginning in May

FH® Category III, a new addition to FAIR Health's suite of FH Charge Benchmarks, will be launched at the end of May. The product will provide...


Mar 26, 2018, 06:51 ET FAIR Health Selected to Help Kentucky Update Its Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule

Pursuant to a competitive bidding process, the Commonwealth of Kentucky chose FAIR Health to help analyze, revise and update its workers'...


Mar 21, 2018, 06:53 ET Urgent Care Center Growth in Claim Lines More Than Seven Times That of Emergency Rooms from 2007 to 2016

From 2007 to 2016, private insurance claim lines for services rendered in urgent care centers grew 1,725 percent—a growth rate more than seven times...


Mar 06, 2018, 06:03 ET Rural Claim Lines with Sleep Apnea Diagnoses Increased 911 Percent from 2014 to 2017

From 2014 to 2017, private insurance claim lines with a diagnosis of sleep apnea—a potentially serious disorder in which a person repeatedly stops...


Feb 07, 2018, 06:36 ET New Healthcare Planning Site Attracts Wide Range of New Yorkers

Men and women of all age groups have been visiting YouCanPlanForThis.org, a free website created by independent nonprofit FAIR Health that enables...