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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Clear Health Costs

Brings transparency to the health-care marketplace by telling people prices for medical procedures and items.

Compare Nursing Homes

Compare the quality of care in nursing homes. You can see a list of U.S. nursing homes, demographics (location and type of facility), ratings, health inspection reports, staffing data, and quality measures.

Compare Nursing Homes

Compare the quality of care in nursing homes. You can see a list of U.S. nursing homes, demographics (location and type of facility), ratings, health inspection reports, staffing data, and quality measures.

Consumer Health Ratings

Rates and reports performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States.

Fair Health Consumer Cost Lookup

Medical and dental cost lookup tools that provide cost estimates of medical and dental services in your area and estimates of how much insurers generally cover when you visit physicians or dentists who are not in your plan’s provider network.

Health Care Blue Book

Search tool to compare costs and make decisions about your healthcare.

HealthGrades

Provides consumers with information about the provider’s experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality. 

How to Find Health Care Provider Information

Search for and compare physicians and other health professionals. You can see information on medical specialty, clinical training, foreign languages spoken, and more.

Medicare Hospital Compare

Compare hospitals based on their overall star rating, summarizing up to 64 measures of quality, includes information on many important aspects of quality, including rates of infection and complications and patients’ experiences, based on survey results. 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

 A searchable database of hospices and palliative care centers in the U.S., links to other hospice information on the Internet, and a n online hospice discussion forum.

Rate MDs

Provides information, reviews and ratings on everything from cleanliness on medical professionals and facilites, and allows patients the ability to share their own personal experiences.

Understanding Health Care Prices: A Consumer Guide

This guide can help you if you would like to compare prices for a particular service among providers, or you want to better understand, plan, and manage your out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

Vitals

Search for experienced doctors, compare costs for procedures and appointments, and read patient ratings and reviews.