Committed to Transparency, Driven by Innovation

About Us



FAIR Health is an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims and is entrusted with Medicare Parts A, B and D claims data for 2013 to the present. We are known both for our commitment to transparency and for making actionable data available in innovative ways to all stakeholders in the healthcare community.

Created with the real-world needs of users in mind, our data products, tools and educational information support laws and regulations, catalyze business decisions, inform claims adjudication, fuel research, shape healthcare policy and meet the day-to-day cost-estimation needs of healthcare consumers.

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Mission and Origins

Mission and Origins



FAIR Health was established to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information. A conflict-free, nonprofit organization that qualifies as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, FAIR Health is charged with maintaining and making available trusted claims data resources that are used to promote sound decision making by all participants in the healthcare system.

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Board of Directors

Reflecting the healthcare community we serve, our Board of Directors comprises leaders in medicine, healthcare policy, law, consumer advocacy, health insurance, education, health systems research and business. Mindful of our mission, they provide expertise and guidance to support the development of our data assets and products and guide the evolution of FAIR Health as the healthcare environment changes. The Board serves without compensation and meets quarterly.

Sara Rosenbaum (Chair)

Sara Rosenbaum is founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University.

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Marcella Alsan

Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD, is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Alsan received a BA from Harvard University, a master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health, an MD from Loyola University and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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Zachary W. Carter

Zachary W. Carter retired in 2019 as Corporation Counsel of New York City. During his tenure, he resolved long-standing litigation, ushering in a new era of equity and justice for the city. Memorable settlements range from the overuse of stop and frisk and the Central Park Five case to excessive uses of force at Rikers Island and the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the ranks of the Fire Department of the City of New York.

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Lawrence Casalino

Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, is the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Weill Cornell Medical School Department of Population Health Sciences. His research focuses on the intended and unintended effects of public and private policies on the types of provider organization that exist, on the processes they use to provide care, and on the quality and cost of care.

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Sherry Glied

Sherry Glied, PhD, is the Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989 to 2012, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, serving as Chair of the department from 1998 to 2009.

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Christopher F. Koller

Christopher F. Koller is President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, an endowed operating foundation founded in 1905 and based in New York City. The Fund improves population health by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best evidence and experience.

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James W. Lytle

James W. Lytle is a senior counsel at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where he operates out of the firm’s Albany and Boston offices and participates in the firm’s New York State government, regulatory and policy practice and as a member of Manatt Health, the firm’s healthcare law and consulting practice.

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Lynn B. Nicholas

Lynn B. Nicholas, LFACHE, has had a career of over 40 years working in and representing hospitals and health systems in New Jersey, Louisiana and Massachusetts, most recently leading the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA).

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Robert Parke

Robert Parke, FIA, ASA, MAAA, is a principal and consulting actuary with the New York office of Milliman.

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James Roosevelt, Jr.

James Roosevelt, Jr., is Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston. He served for more than 10 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Health Plan. A former Board member of America’s Health Insurance Plans, he currently chairs the organization’s Policy and Regulatory Committee.

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Executive Management Team

The FAIR Health management team has extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare policy, information technology, data management, insurance, finance and law. They apply their collective talents and expertise to the organization’s primary goals: bringing fairness and transparency to healthcare cost information, and making that information available in products and tools that simplify its use and maximize its value for as many stakeholders as possible.

Academic Advisory Board

Representing diverse areas of the healthcare research community, FAIR Health’s Academic Advisory Board enhances FAIR Health’s mission to contribute to public knowledge. The Advisory Board advances the research potential of our data, which both support the work of academics, policy makers and clinical researchers and form the basis of our own widely disseminated studies. Among the activities of the Advisory Board are identifying potential areas of exploration for FAIR Health’s white papers and reviewing the studies prior to release.

Rachel Werner MD, PhD
Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School
Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

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J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine
Harvard Medical School

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Gilbert Gonzales, MHA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Health and Society; the Program for Public Policy Studies; and the Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University

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Helen Levy, PhD
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, Ford School of Public Policy and School of Public Health
University of Michigan

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Chima Ndumele, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Professor, Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Yale University

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Arrianna Marie Planey, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Official Data Source



Official Data Source

FAIR Health’s rich data repository and independence make us a valued resource for federal and state government agencies seeking reliable, objective data. The data serve a variety of purposes, from rate setting and economic studies to clinical analyses and population health research. Governmental uses of FAIR Health data include support of policy making, legislative initiatives, healthcare research, public health, insurance regulation, dispute resolution and consumer education. Our data are incorporated in statutes and regulations around the country and serve as the official data source for many state health programs.

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Thought Leadership



Thought Leadership

We employ our data—and apply our experience—to advance the national conversations on cost transparency, policy, health insurance literacy, clinical issues and more. FAIR Health conducts surveys and publishes original articles, white papers, infographics and analyses that feature findings from our database, many of which appear in prominent industry publications and media outlets.

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Grant-Funded Initiatives



Grant-Funded Initiatives

In keeping with our mission of bringing transparency to healthcare costs and insurance information, FAIR Health partners with prominent national and regional organizations on programs designed to improve health insurance literacy and decision making, and to promote groundbreaking research.

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