Robin Gelburd is the founding president of FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization with the mission of bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information. FAIR Health oversees the nation’s largest repository of private healthcare claims data, comprising over 21 billion billed medical and dental charges that reflect the claims experience of over 150 million privately insured Americans. FAIR Health licenses data and data products to businesses, hospitals and healthcare systems, government agencies and researchers. The company also uses its database to power a free, award-winning website that enables consumers to estimate and plan their healthcare expenditures, as well as learn more about healthcare reimbursement. Prior to being recruited as president of FAIR Health, Robin served for eight years as general counsel of a medical research foundation comprising approximately 30 premier academic medical centers, hospitals and research institutions in New York.
Commentary: Some of the nations most comprehensive health care cost transparency requirements going into effect in New York are setting a solid precedent for other states to follow, says FAIR Healths Robin Gelburd.