On a Mission
At Zelis, we are passionate about working to reduce the rising cost of healthcare in America. We are on a mission to help make healthcare more affordable and more understandable for all of us.
We partner with healthcare payers and providers to connect consumers with providers; to ensure claims are appropriate to pay; to enable efficient, effective electronic payments; and to ensure clear, understandable provider and consumer communications.
We use a disruptive pre-payment approach, applying claims cost solutions before a claim is paid to ensure claims are paid appropriately the first time around. We are proud to have helped more than 700 payers save more than $27 billion in network and claims cost since inception; and to have delivered more than $50 billion in annual payments to more than 700,000 contracted providers on behalf of 330+ payer clients, and more than 500 million payment data communications annually
Guiding the Company’s Success
Doug Klinger is Founding CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors of Zelis, a healthcare and financial technology growth company and market-leading provider of claims cost and payments optimization solutions to price, pay and explain healthcare claims.
Doug has been at the helm of Zelis since it was formed in 2016 by combining four market-leading healthcare and financial technology companies. Doug led the integration of the companies, leveraging entrepreneurial spirit while enabling the companies to scale by leveraging capital, advanced technology, national brand and distribution. Zelis is built on a foundation of Strong Operations, Strong Financials and Strong Culture.
With 20 years of experience leading growth companies in the healthcare, financial services, internet and enterprise software sectors, Doug has helped enable Zelis to reach an ever-expanding market nationwide.
Doug has guided Zelis’ rapid development into a market-leading provider of claims cost and payments optimization solutions. Zelis has acquired 10 assets to-date and been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in New Jersey and a member of the Inc. 5000.
Doug enabled the launch of Zelis Gives Back, an enterprise-wide initiative to support volunteerism and philanthropy by Zelis associates, clients, partners and investors. Zelis Gives Back includes a Volunteer Time off program to enable Zelis associates to take paid time off to volunteer in their communities.
Doug is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winner and has been recognized as a Power 50 Healthcare Leader by NJBIZ.