Facility Charge Data Added to Consumer Website’s Cost Lookup Tool

July 18, 2017

A key element of FAIR Health’s founding mission is making sure our consumer website continues to offer the cost estimation tools, educational content and healthcare resources consumers need to get the most out of their health coverage. We continually evaluate and enhance our site with new features and functionality in order to provide the best, most user-friendly consumer experience.

FAIR Health has significantly enhanced our award-winning consumer website with the recent addition of facility charges to the site’s cost lookup tool. Available through both the English- and Spanish-language versions of the site (fairhealthconsumer.org and consumidor.fairhealth.org, respectively), this feature enables consumers to see facility costs for services provided in outpatient hospital facilities and ambulatory surgery centers. When combined with the site’s cost estimates for professional services billed by surgeons and other medical practitioners—as well as for supplies, equipment, ambulance transportation and other services billed through Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes—the addition of facility data offers individuals a more complete view of the cost of care.

2016 eHealthcare Leadership Award

Strategic Health Care Communications informed us that they have recognized the FAIR Health consumer website with a 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Award—the fifth consecutive year the site was honored by the organization. With its awards program, Strategic Health Care Communications “recognizes the very best websites and digital communications of healthcare organizations…online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, agencies/suppliers, and business improvement initiatives.” Healthcare organizations in a wide range of industry classifications were selected from nearly 1,000 entries to receive recognition for their websites and digital communications. FAIR Health’s specific award and citation will be announced at the organization’s 20th Annual Health Care Internet Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 7 to 9.

This award joins a long list of honors previously received by FAIR Health, including those bestowed by the White House, AHRQ, URAC and AppPicker, among others. FAIR Health is gratified to receive affirmation from the healthcare sector that the tools we make available to consumers are informative and easy to use.

Interested in licensing a private-label version of our consumer site, in English and/or Spanish, customized with your organization’s branding, look and feel? Contact us by e-mail at service@fairhealth.org or call us at 855-301-3247, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET.