How much does it cost to get a total knee replacement? How about receiving treatment for hepatitis C? Health care costs in this country are not standardized, nor are they available to consumers in a transparent, easy-to-use fashion.
The FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup website can help patients roughly estimate their health care costs and now there's a mobile app that provides that same information to patients. Patients now have another resource that can help them estimate their potential out-of-pocket payments while discussing treatment and test options with their doctors and dentists during visits.
FAIR Health is a national independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and support of health services research. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power an award-winning free website (fairhealthconsumer.org) and mobile application that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system.