Online tool helps consumers estimate dental costs
Article Thumbnail ImageApril 19, 2011 -- Fair Health has launched a new website designed to help consumers better manage their healthcare costs by providing free, independent, and transparent health insurance information.
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Fair Health's first online offering is a dental cost lookup tool that lets dental patients view and evaluate cost estimates for user-selected dental procedures and services by U.S. geographic area. The tool also allows consumers to estimate the amount that an insurer will reimburse for out-of-network dental services.

A similar tool for medical services will be launched in August, the company said.

Fair Health is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009, after then New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo uncovered potential conflicts of interest in the data that health insurers were using to help calculate reimbursements to patients who received care from providers outside their health plans' networks.