NEW YORK, N.Y. - FAIR Health, an independent not-for-profit corporation bringing transparency to healthcare costs and out-of-network reimbursement, has launched a free app to deliver healthcare cost information to consumers conveniently on their mobile devices. The FH Healthcare Cost Estimator enables consumers to estimate charges for medical and dental procedures and access easy-to- understand information about insurance, out-of-network care and managing costs. The app makes iteasier for patients to estimate their potential out-of-pocket payments while discussing options for treatments and tests with their doctors and dentists during visits.
The app, which was officially released on April 1, 2013, is the mobile version of FAIR Health's consumer website, FH Consumer Cost Lookup (www.fairhealthconsumer.org). The FH Healthcare Cost Estimator is currently available through Apple’s iTunes store, and will be made available for Android devices shortly.
"We hear from many consumers that they are using a computer in their doctor’s or dentist's office to look up cost information for procedures,” said FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd. “Often, patients have to decide whether to undergo procedures recommended by their healthcare provider without the information to know how that treatment might impact them financially. By creating a mobile application that provides the same information offered on the FAIR Health consumer website, patients can easily access data that can help inform their conversations with their doctors and dentists and make more educated decisions about their healthcare.”
For information, click here: www.fairhealthconsumer.org/dentalcostlookup/