FAIR Health April 1, 2019
This is the second annual edition of FH Healthcare Indicators® and the FH Medical Price Index®, two
resources developed by FAIR Health to provide clarity in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Drawing on the independent nonprofit’s national database of billions of privately insured healthcare
claims—the largest in the country—these two resources apply different approaches to illuminate different
aspects of the national healthcare sector.
FH Healthcare Indicators analyze trends involving the place of service for healthcare in recent years.
Focusing on alternative places of service—retail clinics, urgent care centers, telehealth and ambulatory
surgery centers (ASCs)—as well as emergency rooms (ERs), FH Healthcare Indicators evaluate changes
in utilization, geographic and demographic factors, diagnoses, procedures and costs. In the new edition,
all time frames advance one year forward from the...