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FAIR Health Access ®

Sep 2022

Stakeholders read our monthly FAIR Health Access® newsletter for the latest product news, insights into the uses of FAIR Health data and more.

FAIR Health Launches Actionable Tools with Healthcare Cost Information for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

As part of an initiative funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, FAIR Health, a national, independent nonprofit, recently launched five new shared decision-making tools, three new FH® Total Treatment Cost tools, educational content and resources related to the care of older adults. This initiative aims to advance shared decision making among older patients, especially those with serious illnesses, as well as their caregivers and care partners, by providing them with the information and resources needed to make informed healthcare decisions and better navigate the healthcare system. Access the tools here.

From 2016 to 2021, over 60 Percent of Patients with Substance Use Disorder Diagnoses Were Male

In every year of the period 2016-2021, males accounted for 62 to 63 percent of the gender distribution of patients with a substance use disorder diagnosis, while females made up 37 to 38 percent, according to a new white paper from FAIR Health. In every year of the same period, females accounted for 60 to 61 percent of the gender distribution of patients with an overdose diagnosis, while males made up 39 to 40 percent. The white paper is entitled A Comparison of Substance Use Disorders before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study of Private Healthcare Claims.

Ohio Awards Workers’ Compensation Engagement to FAIR Health

As a result of a competitive bidding process, Ohio has awarded a workers’ compensation engagement to FAIR Health. Ohio has thus become the 11th state whose workers’ compensation program FAIR Health has supported with services to help evaluate and update its fee schedules.

FAIR Health Consumer Access ®

Fall 2022

Consumers turn to the quarterly FAIR Health Consumer Access® for tips on navigating the healthcare system and estimating the real cost of healthcare.

New Section for Older Adults Launches on FAIR Health Consumer Website

As people get older, knowing how to use the healthcare system and choose the best care is crucial. With funding in part from The John A. Hartford Foundation, FAIR Health has launched a new section for older adults on our free, award-winning consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org.

Fall Is Open Enrollment Season

Now that fall is here, it’s a good time to think about health insurance. That’s because fall is open enrollment season—the time of year when you can sign up for a health plan or make changes to the plan you have.

What You Need to Know about Medicare

If you’re 65 or older, figuring out how Medicare works and when to sign up can be challenging. It can be hard to know what kind of coverage you’ll need. There are Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) and Medigap. This article will cover the basics of what you need to know about Medicare.