NEW YORK--()--Robin Gelburd, President of the independent not-for-profit FAIR Health, Inc., will address the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) on Sept. 11, 2012, during the association's annual meeting. Ms. Gelburd will discuss how FAIR Health’s robust dental claims database and cost transparency tools are providing value to the dental care marketplace.
Gelburd will highlight FAIR Health’s 2012 initiatives and achievements. In particular, she will discuss new product development and demonstrate dental-related features of FAIR Health’s free consumer website, www.fairhealthconsumer.org, including new educational content pertaining to orthodontia as well as a new cost look-up tool known as FH Dental Estimate Assist. The FAIR Health site allows patients to estimate the cost of procedures such as root canals, extractions with implantation, wisdom teeth removal, and emergency visits in their own locales. In addition to the dental cost lookup tool and a similar tool for estimating medical costs, the site offers comprehensive educational resources to help consumers better understand the health insurance system. The site was honored by the White House at its Summit on Smart Disclosure for providing clear, useful and actionable information for individuals.
During her address to NADP members Ms. Gelburd will also discuss the recently launched FAIR Health Research Support Program, which makes the FAIR Health claims data available for health services research. Researchers can request customized datasets through a dedicated online research portal available at http://www.fairhealth.org.
The FAIR Health database is the most comprehensive set of private healthcare claims in the nation. It currently contains more than 15 billion billed claims for dental and medical procedures performed since 2002. Healthcare cost data are available for each of approximately 500 geographic regions nationwide, providing consumers with the ability to obtain rates specific to their areas rather than relying on national averages.
About FAIR Health
FAIR Health is a national, independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and support of scientific and economic research on medical and dental care. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power a free website (fairhealthconsumer.org) that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the health insurance reimbursement system. In addition to its consumer offerings, FAIR Health licenses data products to businesses, governmental agencies, healthcare providers and researchers. With its professional staff of experts in healthcare, statistics, technology and communications, FAIR Health strives to offer accurate, consistent and timely information to all stakeholders in the healthcare system.