NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FAIR Health, Inc. announced today that it has elected James Roosevelt, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Currently Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston, Mr. Roosevelt brings to FAIR Health decades of experience as a distinguished business and civic leader with expertise in many aspects of the national healthcare system.
"We welcome Mr. Roosevelt to the FAIR Health Board," said Stephen A. Warnke, Chairman of FAIR Health's Board of Directors. "At a time of unprecedented strain on our healthcare system, Jim's understanding of the issues that affect health plan members, professional and institutional providers, insurers, policy makers, researchers and others adds a uniquely broad-based perspective to inform FAIR Health's core mission of helping all of these stakeholders navigate the challenges of the healthcare sector."
"Mr. Roosevelt's career accomplishments demonstrate his continuing commitment to maintaining a broadly effective healthcare system and aiding individual consumers in navigating that system—issues critical to FAIR Health's mission," stated Robin Gelburd, President of FAIR Health. "As the needs of the populations we serve continue to evolve, and we seek to keep pace with innovative ways to package and share our claims data assets, his experience in both healthcare policy and administration will make him a valuable addition to our Board."
Mr. Roosevelt served for more than 10 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Health Plan. Former chair of America's Health Insurance Plans, he currently chairs the organization's Policy and Regulatory Committee. Previously, Mr. Roosevelt chaired the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans; he also served on the Board of the American Hospital Association and is a past president of the American Health Lawyers Association. In 2016, Mr. Roosevelt was a distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2008, President-Elect Barack Obama appointed Mr. Roosevelt to his transition team to co-chair a review of the Social Security Administration.
"I am excited to join FAIR Health's Board," said Mr. Roosevelt. "Healthcare today is at a crossroads. With its comprehensive, independent data repository revealing the way care is being delivered, and at what cost, FAIR Health is in a unique position to add clarity to the national conversation on health policy. It is a privilege to join the FAIR Health Board and to help guide this organization in its service to all healthcare system participants."
About FAIR Health
FAIR Health is a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through data products, consumer resources and health systems research support. FAIR Health oversees the nation's largest collection of healthcare claims data, which includes a repository of over 23 billion billed medical and dental procedures that reflect the claims experience of over 150 million privately insured individuals, and separate data representing the experience of more than 55 million individuals enrolled in Medicare. Certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Entity, FAIR Health receives all of Medicare Parts A, B and D claims data for use in nationwide transparency efforts. FAIR Health licenses its privately billed data and data products—including benchmark modules, data visualizations, custom analytics, episodes of care analytics and market indices—to commercial insurers and self-insurers, employers, hospitals and healthcare systems, government agencies, researchers and others. FAIR Health has earned HITRUST CSF and Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) certifications by meeting the rigorous data security standards of those organizations. As a testament to FAIR Health's data security and validation protocols, its data have been incorporated in statutes and regulations around the country and designated as the official, neutral data source for a variety of state health programs, including workers' compensation and personal injury protection (PIP) programs. FAIR Health data serve as an official reference point in support of certain state balance billing laws that protect consumers against bills for surprise out-of-network and emergency services. FAIR Health also uses its database to power a free consumer website available in English and Spanish and as an English/Spanish mobile app, which enable consumers to estimate and plan their healthcare expenditures and offer a rich educational platform on health insurance. The website has been honored by the White House Summit on Smart Disclosure, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), URAC, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, appPicker, Employee Benefit News and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. FAIR Health also is named a top resource for patients in Elisabeth Rosenthal's new book, An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back. For more information on FAIR Health, visit fairhealth.org.
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