The COVID-19 pandemic continues to prompt many people to delay diagnostic testing and obtaining necessary medical care, leading to a decrease in both procedures and diagnoses. The result is the creation of unexpected utilization patterns, which the industry is only beginning to understand and attempt to reconcile. While some patients delayed care for just a […]
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As Vice President, Strategic Enablement, Steenland appointed to accelerate value for Valenz clients PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 9, 2021) — Vālenz® is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurice Steenland as Vice President, Strategic Enablement. In his new role, Steenland will be responsible for synchronizing departments to accelerate strategic initiatives that bring greater value to Valenz […]
New Vice Presidents Poised to Enhance Data-Driven Solutions, Cost Savings and Operational Excellence PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 4, 2020) — Vālenz™ is pleased to announce the appointments of Randy Dorshorst and Patty Onion to the leadership team. Dorshorst has joined Valenz as Vice President, Ecosystem Success, to advance the innovation behind the company’s health administrative ecosystem, […]
This article is second in our series examining the long-term impact of COVID-19 on health and healthcare issues for the self-insured industry. Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death in the United States, as well as the primary driver of our $3.5 trillion annual healthcare costs. Long before COVID-19 hit, providers, payers and self-insured […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 15, 2020) – Employers and private health plans pay hospitals nearly 2.5 times more than Medicare, according to a recent study by the RAND Corporation. And while employers and their members pay more each year, researchers found no strong link between hospital pricing and healthcare quality or safety ratings. To manage rising […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Inc. magazine today announced that Vālenz™ ranks No. 2065 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at America’s most successful independent small businesses. Over the years it has included such leading-edge organizations as Microsoft, Vizio, Intuit, Oracle, […]
Through attentive care, dedicated service and comprehensive guidance, nurse case managers make a tremendous impact on patient outcomes. As an integral part of Vālenz Care, a triple-URAC accredited solution within the complete Vālenz™ ecosystem, Valenz nurse case managers work closely with patients, providers, employers and payers to ensure the right care at the right place […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 24, 2020) – In the latest illustration of its company-wide commitment to innovation and collaboration, Vālenz™ has announced the launch of v-Lens, a complete reporting and analytics program for the self-insured employer and payer communities. For self-insured employers, third party administrators and payers, insights from v-Lens enable greater, more data-driven collaboration with […]
We are pleased to see the IRS waive cost sharing for COVID-19 testing for workers enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP). Based on conversations with several of our clients, we will likely see self-insured employers with other plan types follow suit. This is a good first step. So is the use of telehealth to […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 2, 2020) – Vālenz™, a leading innovator for data-driven solutions that reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare, is pleased to announce that Brittney Parrish has joined the team as Senior Client Services Executive. With nearly 15 years’ experience in sales and account management in the health industry, Parrish is highly […]