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 […]
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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 […]
PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 24, 2020) – Vālenz™, a leading innovator for data-driven solutions that reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare, welcomes Darcey Dearden as Senior Sales Executive. An award-winning sales professional for more than 20 years, Dearden has a proven record of consistently exceeding performance goals and building strong relationships with clients and […]