FAIR Health, which operates a database of 17 billion medical and dental claims, has unveiled the top 15 medical and dental services for which consumers have searched for cost information.

The searches were done on the vendor's free FH Consumer Cost Lookup Web site. The data covers the first two quarters of 2013 and 2014, giving a glimpse at changes in consumer interests in the cost of care and insights for stakeholders to respond to shifts in delivery and reimbursement, according to the vendor. The search data for medical cost information shows:

1. 2013: Office visit, established patient, low complexity. 2014: Office visit, established patient, low complexity.

2. 2013: Diagnostic colonoscopy. 2014: Office visit, established patient, medium complexity.

3. 2013: Office visit, established patient, medium complexity. 2014: Diagnostic colonoscopy.

4. 2013: Outpatient psychotherapy, established patient, 45 minutes. 2014: Office visit, new patient, low complexity.

5. 2013: Office visit, new patient, low complexity. 2014: Emergency department visit, moderate complexity.

6. 2013: Physical therapy, therapeutic exercises, each 15 minutes. 2014: Emergency department visit, high severity.

7. 2013: Emergency department visit, high severity. 2014: Outpatient psychotherapy, established patient, 45 minutes.

8. 2013: Colonoscopy with biopsy. 2014: Complete blood count.

9. 2013: Office visit, new patient, medium complexity. 2014: Office visit, established patient, high complexity.

10. 2013: Emergency department visit, critical severity. 2014: Physical therapy, therapeutic exercises, each 15 minutes.

11. 2013: Emergency department visit, moderate complexity. 2014: Electrocardiogram.

12. 2013: Office visit, established patient, high complexity. 2014: Colonoscopy with polypectomy.

13. 2013: Routine obstetric care, includes vaginal delivery. 2014: Emergency department visit, critical severity.

14. 2013: Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, new patient. 2014: Emergency department visit, low complexity.

15. 2013: Office visit, established patient, straightforward exam. 2014: Office visit, new patient, high complexity.

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