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Nov 11, 2020, 10:01 ET New FAIR Health Study Uncovers Relationship between COVID-19 Comorbidities and Mortality

A new study from FAIR Health, in collaboration with the West Health Institute and Marty Makary, MD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University School of...


Oct 29, 2020, 10:03 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 3,552 Percent Nationally from August 2019 to August 2020

The staying power of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic was evident in the August 2020 results of FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional...


Oct 06, 2020, 10:03 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 3,806 Percent Nationally from July 2019 to July 2020

Telehealth claim lines1 increased 3,806 percent nationally from July 2019 to July 2020, rising from 0.15 percent of medical claim lines in July 2019...


Sep 16, 2020, 10:01 ET Use of Dental Services Fell 79 Percent in April 2020 during COVID-19 Pandemic, Compared to April 2019

Use of privately insured dental services fell 75 percent in March 2020 and 79 percent in April 2020 compared to the same months the year before,...


Sep 02, 2020, 08:03 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 4,132 Percent Nationally from June 2019 to June 2020

Telehealth claim lines[1] increased 4,132 percent nationally from June 2019 to June 2020, rising from 0.16 percent of medical claim lines in June...


Aug 06, 2020, 10:01 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 5,680 Percent Nationally from May 2019 to May 2020

Telehealth claim lines1 increased 5,680 percent nationally from 0.15 percent of medical claim lines in May 2019 to 8.69 percent in May 2020,...


Jul 14, 2020, 10:00 ET Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure the Most Common Comorbidity of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Nationally and in every US census region,1 chronic kidney disease and kidney failure were the most common comorbidity in hospitalized COVID-19...


Jul 07, 2020, 10:01 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 8,336 Percent Nationally from April 2019 to April 2020

Telehealth claim lines1 increased 8,336 percent nationally, from 0.15 percent of medical claim lines in April 2019 to 13.00 percent in April 2020,...


Jun 18, 2020, 06:33 ET Oklahoma and South Carolina Join Growing List of State Workers' Compensation Programs Supported by FAIR Health

FAIR Health's support for state workers' compensation programs has earned praise from officials in Oklahoma and South Carolina for assisting their...


Jun 10, 2020, 10:00 ET Revenue Associated with Healthcare Professional Services Declines Nearly 50 Percent across Nation during COVID-19 Pandemic

In April 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professional services declined 68 percent in utilization and 48 percent in revenue...


Jun 02, 2020, 10:00 ET Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 4,347 Percent Nationally from March 2019 to March 2020

Telehealth claim lines1 increased 4,347 percent nationally from 0.17 percent of medical claim lines in March 2019 to 7.52 percent in March 2020,...


Jun 01, 2020, 06:16 ET FAIR Health Awarded Grant to Expand Shared Decision-Making Efforts to Providers Serving Older Adults

Independent nonprofit FAIR Health announced today that it will embark on its next phase of promoting shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare...


May 12, 2020, 06:38 ET Large Northeastern Hospitals Incur 26 Percent Drop in Revenue and 40 Percent Drop in Patient Discharges in Third Week of March 2020 Compared to 2019

In the third week of March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, large hospitals in the Northeast experienced a 26 percent decline in average...


May 07, 2020, 06:33 ET FAIR Health Launches Monthly, Interactive Tool Tracking Telehealth across Regions

Today FAIR Health launched the Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker, a new, interactive feature on its website fairhealth.org. Drawing on FAIR...


Mar 31, 2020, 06:33 ET Usage of Telehealth and Retail Clinics Grew from 2017 to 2018 While That of ERs, ASCs and Urgent Care Declined

From 2017 to 2018, telehealth use grew 12 percent and use of retail clinics grew 10 percent, but use of urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery...


Mar 25, 2020, 10:00 ET Total Charges for All Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients May Reach Up to $1.4 Trillion, FAIR Health Study Finds

The total costs for all hospitalized COVID-19 patients may range from a low of $362 billion in charges and $139 billion in estimated in-network...


Mar 10, 2020, 06:33 ET FAIR Health Launches Shared Decision-Making Tools for Palliative Care

Today FAIR Health launched a groundbreaking website feature that combines clinical and cost information to support seriously and chronically ill...


Feb 11, 2020, 06:33 ET Private Insurance Claim Lines for STDs Rose 76 Percent from 2007 to 2018

Private insurance claim lines1 for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rose 76 percent nationally from 2007 to 2018, according to a new study of...


Jan 27, 2020, 06:33 ET For Second Year, "MRI" and "Root Canal" Top Consumer Website Healthcare Cost Lookup Searches

For the second year in a row, users of the free, award-winning healthcare cost transparency website fairhealthconsumer.org made "MRI" the top...


Dec 10, 2019, 06:35 ET Lyme Disease Claim Lines Increased 117 Percent from 2007 to 2018

From 2007 to 2018, claim lines1 with diagnoses of Lyme disease increased nationally 117 percent, according to a new white paper from FAIR Health, a...


Nov 21, 2019, 06:21 ET FAIR Health Wins Six eHealthcare Leadership Awards for 2019

FAIR Health has won six eHealthcare Leadership Awards for 2019, as announced on November 6 at the Healthcare Internet Conference, sponsored by...


Nov 12, 2019, 06:33 ET Zachary W. Carter Returns to FAIR Health Board of Directors

The FAIR Health Board of Directors has elected Zachary W. Carter to return to his position on the Board, which he left five years ago to serve as...


Oct 15, 2019, 06:43 ET FAIR Health Data and Expertise Selected to Support State Health-Related Programs across the Country

In a number of new engagements in states across the country, FAIR Health is continuing its tradition of supporting state health-related programs. A...


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...