2020 Year of the Nurse: Vālenz Celebrates the Impact of Nursing Excellence

As the innovators behind a new, data-driven ecosystem that reduces medical claim costs and promotes quality healthcare, Vālenz™ joins the World Health Organization in recognizing 2020 as the Year of the Nurse. Integral to Valenz’s services is its team of nurse case managers, who work closely with patients, providers, employers and payers to target the most appropriate levels of care before services are rendered, resulting in substantial savings for plans and members.

“Nurse case managers are essential to the Valenz promise of engaging early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare,” said Amy Gasbarro, President of Vālenz Care, a triple-URAC accredited solution within the firm’s complete healthcare administrative ecosystem. “Their work improves quality and outcomes while also empowering our clients to move from reactive plan models to proactive population health management.”

For patients, nurse case managers are advocates for high-quality, lower-cost care – and many registered nurses on the Valenz team specialize in common and costly health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and pregnancy, among others. For self-insured employers and other professional stakeholders, nurse case managers help manage health administrative costs and quality by reducing expensive, unnecessary and/or preventable emergency room visits, hospitalizations, tests and other high-dollar claim events.

“Driven by actionable data — both individualized and aggregated — our Case Management solution ensures comprehensive care while minimizing out-of-pocket costs,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer of Valenz. “Our nurses serve as a central point of contact, guiding clients through treatment, so they can focus on what matters most — returning to good health.”

For all these reasons and more, says Gelb, Valenz is proud to celebrate the incredible impact of nursing excellence – this year and every year. For more information about Valenz Care, call (877) 601-2200.

About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Serving self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, trust and labor organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers, Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim) and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. More information is available online at valenzhealth.com. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. GPP is currently making new private equity investments from GPP III. Great Point manages capital in private (GPP I, $156 million and GPP II, $215 million of committed capital, and GPP III which has $306 million in committed capital) and public (BioMedical Value Fund family, approximately $1.1 billion) equity funds. Great Point Partners has provided growth equity, growth recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 100 growing healthcare companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the healthcare industry, with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical services and supplies, outsourcing and alternate site care, pharmaceutical infrastructure and information technology-enabled businesses. The firm pursues a proactive and proprietary approach to sourcing investments and tuck-in acquisitions for its portfolio companies. Visit Great Point at www.gppfunds.com.