The world of healthcare is enough to give anyone a headache. Clear information on pricing and plan decision-making is hard to come by. This is where FAIR Health comes in. The nonprofit has found a logical way to gather and present information vital to today’s healthcare consumer.
FAIR Health’s estimates are based on the collection of 28 billion healthcare claims for 10,000+ services in all areas of the U.S.
FAIR Health’s mission is to help you understand your healthcare costs and health coverage and to bring transparency to healthcare costs and insurance. We are an independent, national nonprofit organization known for providing fair and neutral information to all those we serve, including consumers like you.
They offer a good mix of information and tools to help you navigate the truth about healthcare costs and choices. Topics include:
- Insurance Basics: Short articles that explain what you need to know: from bills to your rights
- Resources: Websites that can make your busy health life a little easier
- Quality: How to distinguish the best doctors and hospitals
- How to appeal charges
- How to review a medical bill
We are able to provide reliable information about healthcare costs because each year health insurers around the country send us over a billion healthcare bills, which are added to FAIR Health’s database of more than 28 billion claims. We use information from those claims to estimate what providers charge, and what insurers pay, for providing healthcare to patients all across the country. We make this information available to consumers, researchers, businesses and many other users.