Portrait of Tom Cox, Vice President, Client Services at Vālenz

Tom Cox, MBA, Joins Vālenz Team as Vice President of Client Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 8, 2020) — To support continuous expansion of the Vālenz™ ecosystem and deliver solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of their clients and partners, Valenz officials today announced the appointment of Tom Cox, MBA, as Vice President of Client Services. Cox joins the team in mid-January to lead the client services and business development support teams.

“Tom has a deep conviction for delivering service excellence and creating value for clients, partners and shareholders,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer. “His leadership experience and ability to leverage data for client solutions have positioned him well to head up our client services team.”

Cox says he has always been passionate about delivering service excellence because he believes great service is the key to strong, long-lasting relationships. In addition to overseeing client services – the first point of contact for the firm’s large and growing client base – Cox plays a key role in data-driven growth and development of existing business.

“With healthcare as complex as it is, I am really excited about the depth of Valenz analytics,” said Cox. “We have a great line of sight into client trends and needs, allowing us to pinpoint opportunities to truly bend the cost curve in healthcare.”

Having held a number of leadership positions in customer service, most recently at Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Aqua America, Cox brings extensive experience to his new role. He earned his master’s degree from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania after completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He is also nationally certified in coaching, training and facilitation. His education, combined with more than a decade of versatile business experience, has inspired Cox to deliver creative approaches, fresh thinking and data-driven insights to service delivery.

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. 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. For more information, visit www.gppfunds.com.

Portrait of Kevin Gorham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources at Vālenz

‘Best People, Best Practices’: Vālenz Elevates HR Function with Appointment of New Vice President

PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 6, 2020) — As healthcare companies grow and evolve, so too does the need for enhanced talent acquisition, employee engagement, cultural cohesion and more. Those and other HR functions are what Kevin Gorham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, plans to address strategically in his new role as Vice President of Human Resources at Vālenz™.

“As the nation’s first fully integrated health administrative ecosystem, Valenz is charting significant growth, underscoring the need to invest in our human resources infrastructure,” said Larry Eisel, Chief Financial Officer. “Because much of our growth will continue to come from leveraging the integration of new and existing companies and partners into one synergistic ecosystem, we knew Kevin’s previous successes with corporate integration, employee engagement and cultural alignment made him the ideal fit to lead our human resources department.”

An award-winning human resources executive with 20 years’ experience leading organizations in such industries as healthcare, technology and financial services, Gorham describes his leadership style as a strategic business partnership model and says his guiding philosophy is “best people, best practices.” That approach has led to a career filled with corporate successes, from improving operations to achieving record-high employee engagement.

“For me, professional fulfillment comes from being part of a growing company, which brings many opportunities to evolve through innovative and forward-thinking practices,” explained Gorham. “I am honored to join the Valenz team and look forward to contributing to our ongoing success through excellence in human resources management and team support.”

Gorham has both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Illinois University, where he learned the art and science of effective communication. Later, while at Household International (now part of HSBC Corporation), he received the company’s Award for Excellence for his work in human resources and employee communications. In his HR leadership role at Avnet, he was one of three finalists for the President’s Award for his work in talent management. Gorham is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources and an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

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. 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.

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Vālenz Embeds Spiro into Ecosystem for Added Insights into Customer Needs

PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 19, 2019) — With a laser focus on changing the trajectory of total healthcare spending, which surpassed $3.6 trillion in 2018 and is expected to rise 5.5% to exceed $3.8 trillion in 2019, Vālenz™ announced the integration of Spiro into its health administrative ecosystem. As a proactive relationship management solution typically used to boost efficiency and effectiveness, Spiro provides Valenz teams with a transparent lens into new and existing client activity. The resulting insights quickly illuminate new ways to disrupt the cost curve for Valenz clients, which include 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.

“By embedding Spiro into our business processes, we can extract meaningful data from client interactions, giving everyone across our enterprise actionable business intelligence to help our clients reduce their total cost of care,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer at Valenz. Spiro’s AI platform offers tremendous efficiencies for the Valenz team and, as Gelb explains, “It’s a game-changer for our clients because now we can consolidate their information across text messages, calls and documents to rapidly deploy new solutions for our clients.”

According to Adam Honig, CEO and co-founder of Spiro, companies that use Spiro’s AI-driven, proactive relationship management platform can expect to work smarter and close faster – and for innovative firms like Valenz, there are opportunities to take things to the next level. “I’m impressed at how Valenz is integrating our platform into its ecosystem to generate value well beyond their own benefit,” Honig said. “They are clearly a forward-thinking firm, using our platform to engage early and often to reduce the cost of healthcare for their clients.”

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. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.

About Spiro.AI

Spiro is the first proactive relationship management platform. Natively built on artificial intelligence, Spiro provides a single solution encompassing traditional CRM, sales enablement and telephony. Spiro’s AI engine eliminates the need for data entry and proactively guides salespeople to the right actions at the right time. Customers report collecting 8 times more data, reaching 47% more prospects and closing 20% more deals after using Spiro. For more information, visit www.spiro.ai.

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.

Larry Eisel, CPA, CMA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Vālenz Appoints Larry Eisel as Chief Financial Officer

PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 16, 2019) — Today, leaders at Vālenz™ announced the appointment of Larry Eisel, CPA, CMA, CGMA, as Chief Financial Officer. In addition to overseeing all financial operations, Eisel will play a key role in strategic planning and establishing sustainable growth goals for Valenz.

Eisel’s background in finance spans more than three decades, including 11 years as CFO for Total Transit, which included Veyo, a healthcare logistics data analytics firm. As such, Eisel brings the right mix of industry experience, financial acumen and leadership strength to the Valenz executive team.

“At Valenz, our promise of smarter, better, faster healthcare requires some of the smartest minds in business, and Larry has the vision and experience we need to lead our enterprise to new heights,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer. “With his prior success in building and managing the finances of growth-oriented companies, I am certain Larry will deliver the results we need to continuously expand our capabilities.”

As a testament to Eisel’s expertise, which includes leadership in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, risk management, contract management, accounting, compliance, purchasing and more, he was named 2014 CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International. He also received the Outstanding CFO award from the Phoenix Business Journal the same year. Eisel says he is drawn to innovative companies that make a measurable impact by consolidating once-disparate service offerings under one roof, which led him to Valenz and its complete health administrative ecosystem.

“Valenz is extremely well positioned to transform claim management through data science and first-of-its-kind integration, and I am excited to join a team so heavily focused on bringing real savings and solutions to its customers,” Eisel said. “I look forward to the future and doing my part to continually expand the true potential of Valenz.”

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. 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. Reach Great Point at (203) 971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

Portrait of Ben Inabinet, Senior Sales Executive, Vālenz

Vālenz Welcomes Ben Inabinet as Senior Sales Executive

Vālenz™, a leading innovator for solutions that reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare, recently welcomed Ben Inabinet to the team as Senior Sales Executive. As an experienced sales professional and account executive, Inabinet has a proven track record of delivering efficiency and cost savings through IT solutions for third-party administrators, insurance carriers, self-insured employers and other clients.

Prior to joining Valenz, Inabinet worked as a Channel Manager for NetClaim. His work experience also includes sales and account positions at such firms as Team IA and ScanSource. Today, he says he is thrilled to bring his career to the next level through Valenz and the industry’s first complete health administrative ecosystem.

“As healthcare spending continues to rise, today’s health administrators need new approaches that drive lower costs and better outcomes,” Inabinet said. “Valenz helps clients achieve smarter, better, faster healthcare through highly integrated, data-driven solutions, so I am truly honored to join such a client-centric and future-focused team.”

Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer, says Inabinet brings the right mix of industry knowledge, problem-solving skills and innovative spirit to the Valenz sales team, which is integral to serving the needs of Valenz’s customer base. “The more we grow, the more robust our analytic and predictive capabilities become, making our ecosystem grow in value for our clients every day,” Gelb explained.

For more information, call 866-762-4455.

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. For more information about Valenz, visit www.valenzhealth.com or call (866) 762-4455.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading health care investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital currently 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 health care companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the health care 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. Reach Great Point at (203) 971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

Colin Glen Joins Senior Executive Team at Vālenz Assurance

Vālenz, a leading innovator for solutions that reduce medical claim costs and promote quality healthcare, has recently expanded its strategic acumen by welcoming Colin Glen to the executive team. Glen is now Vice President of Business for Vālenz Assurance, which delivers solutions for assured compliance and payment integrity as part of the firm’s comprehensive health administrative ecosystem.

Having held leadership positions at such firms as Intelligent Medical Solutions, Oration, WhiteCloud Analytics and, most recently, Relias, Glen brings nearly 20 years’ experience to his new role.

“Throughout his career, Colin has excelled at serving the needs of the health industry with technology and data-driven solutions,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer at Valenz. “He has an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs and how to address them with our innovative and uniquely comprehensive platform. We are thrilled to have him on the Valenz team.”

Glen is well-positioned to support the Valenz growth strategy – and that growth, he says, is a key component to smarter, better, faster healthcare. “We ensure the integrity of data for clients who rely on our coding, compliance and credentialing solutions, as well as for the Valenz ecosystem,” Glen explained. “Ultimately, our solutions positively affect our clients’ capacity to reduce costs while improving care quality and outcomes.”

For more information about the complete health administrative ecosystem or any of its core components available through Valenz, call 877-762-4455.

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. For more information about Valenz, visit www.valenzhealth.com or call (866) 762-4455.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading health care investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital currently 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 health care companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the health care 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. Reach Great Point at (203) 971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

Vālenz Embeds Planwatch into Claim Workflow for Actionable Data

STOW, Ohio (November 1, 2019) – With healthcare spending projected to rise more than 5 percent each year and three-quarters of that spending tied to chronic disease, the need to better manage medical costs has never been greater. To provide self-insured employers, third party administrators, health plans and others with data that drive smarter, more cost-effective decisions, ProServe Health Informatics is pleased to be part of the Vālenz ecosystem.

Through Planwatch, its flagship product, ProServe Health adds deep, integrated financial analytics to fuel Vālenz Claim, a core component of the Valenz ecosystem. By aggregating and mining in-network and out-of-network medical claim data, Planwatch provides intuitive and detailed financial reporting, as well as plan modeling to help direct and systemically lower healthcare spend.

Including Planwatch in the Valenz ecosystem enables more proactive decision-making and a greater opportunity to disrupt the cost curve. “We are leveraging interoperability with partners like ProServe Health to provide actionable business intelligence that helps clients reduce plan costs, not just in the short term but on a more sustained basis,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer at Valenz. “For robust visibility into in-network and out-of-network medical claims savings, Planwatch supports our promise to engage early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare.”

Georgeann Seuffert, Vice President of Sales at Planwatch, agrees. “We are pleased to take our existing relationship with Valenz to the next level because we share a common goal to provide solutions that substantially influence better health outcomes and reduce total cost of care,” she said. “It is very refreshing to partner with an organization that wants to invest back into their clients. The Valenz commitment to Planwatch as a value-added service speaks volumes about their dedication to healthcare delivery and savings.”

About ProServe Health Informatics

Planwatch is a product of ProServe Health Informatics. It was developed in 2005 by company co-founders who recognized both the need and the solution for an economical, user-friendly, high level data analysis, web-based reporting, benchmarking, disclosure and plan modeling tool for the Payor community. Planwatch examines historical, current, and future health plan dimensions, integrates, combines and compares pharmacy and medical costs, identifies cost drivers and performance metrics, and provides tested solutions to minimize plan expenditures. Query and produce ad-hoc reports by cost, coverage areas, procedure codes, POS, geographical locations, network performance, prescriptions, and over 150 query fields by employer, participant or payor block of business. For more information about Planwatch, visit their website: www.plan-watch.com or contact Georgeann Seuffert, Vice President of Sales at (888) 275-2242 or gseuffert@proservehealth.com.

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. For more information about Valenz, visit www.valenzhealth.com or call (866) 762-4455.

About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading health care investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital currently 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 health care companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the health care 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. Reach Great Point at (203) 971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

Celebrating the Case Manager’s Critical Role in Smarter, Better, Faster Healthcare

This week, in honor of National Case Management Week (Oct. 13-19), leaders at Vālenz are sending a message to case managers across the country: Thank you.

“Case managers are pivotal in the complex process of ensuring safe, effective and timely patient care,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer of Valenz. “In the nationwide effort to reduce healthcare costs while improving quality and outcomes, case management delivers big wins for everyone, especially patients and self-insured employer groups.”

Case management is one of three primary, URAC-accredited services offered via Vālenz Care, a core solution within the complete healthcare administrative ecosystem recently unveiled by Valenz. Dedicated nurse case managers work closely with patients, providers, employers and payers to target the most appropriate levels of care before services are rendered, resulting in dramatic savings for the plan and member.

“Driven by actionable data – both individualized and aggregated – the work of our care management team helps our clients move from a plan model of reactive care to one of proactive population health management,” explained Amy Gasbarro, President of Valenz Care.

For patients, case managers are care coordinators, navigators, and advocates for high-quality care that comes at a lower cost because it is the right care at the right place at the right time – every time. For self-insured employers and other professional stakeholders, they offer a value-focused path to managing health administrative costs and quality by reducing expensive emergency room visits, hospitalizations and other high-dollar claim events.

For all that and more, the entire team at Valenz is grateful to case managers – this week and every week.

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. 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 health care 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 health care companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the health care 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. Reach Great Point at 203-971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

United Claim Solutions Becomes Vālenz

The UCS Family of Companies now operates under unified corporate name, delivers complete health administrative ecosystem

The United Claim Solutions Family of Companies – one of the nation’s leading medical cost reduction and claims flow management organizations serving the self-insured employer community directly and with partners in the benefit consultant, broker and payer communities – today announced the transformation of the organization through its new name: Vālenz™.  The new name unites a suite of solutions and completes the integration of all of the resources necessary to deliver the industry’s first complete healthcare administrative ecosystem.

“Valenz is a fully integrated, single-source, end-to-end platform that connects and analyzes cost and quality data to reduce the total cost of care while improving health outcomes,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Revenue Officer. “As data flow through the Valenz ecosystem, our analytic and predictive capabilities enable us to engage early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare.”

Actionable data is key. The firm has spent years and invested in key resources building integrated data systems and fine-tuning solutions that support its client base of self-insured employers, third-party claim administrators, brokers and benefit consultants, labor and trust organizations, stop-loss carriers, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and health/dental plan payers.

Founded in 2004 as United Claim Solutions with a vision of creating comprehensive and innovative solutions to support the self-insured industry, over nearly two decades, the company has steadily expanded its development and use of analytics that drive new solutions and reset the expectations of a service partner.

In 2015, the company launched a division dedicated solely to filling the void in access to high-value medical networks and creating alignment between the payer, patient, employer, medical professional and health system. Two years later, they acquired and integrated a suite of care management offerings, followed quickly by another acquisition that brought software-based tools for payment integrity and compliance into the evolving health administrative ecosystem.

Today, the Valenz ecosystem comprises these services – powered by data from payers, employers, patients and health systems – to provide a highly innovative solution. Available as standalone products and as an integrated platform, the Valenz ecosystem includes Vālenz Care (formerly INETICO); Vālenz Access (formerly NX Health Network); Vālenz Claim (formerly United Claim Solutions); and Vālenz Assurance (formerly Zebu Compliance Solutions).

“As healthcare costs continue to rise, affecting the plan costs of employers and the out-of-pocket expenses of members, we are taking a fully integrated, data-driven approach that substantially impacts total medical spend in key areas,” said Gelb. “This complete ecosystem brings our clients superior cost savings and outcomes than they can achieve elsewhere by focusing action on the claims that drive these costs.”

 

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. 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 health care investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital currently 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 health care companies. The private equity funds invest across all sectors of the health care 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. Reach Great Point at 203-971-3300 or www.gppfunds.com.

The UCS Family of Companies Welcomes a New Executive Growth Leader

The United Claim Solutions (UCS) Family of Companies is pleased to announce and welcome Rob
Gelb as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer. Rob will be responsible for all aspects of revenue
growth for the enterprise which will include direct oversight of all business development functions and
engaging related operational, product and financial resources that serve the needs of hundreds of
valued clients every day. Gelb will seek to build on the historical success of the company and will
focus on business development that will drive client expansion and position the UCS Family of
Companies for transformational business growth. He is an accomplished leader with a consistent
record of strategic and tactical success in organizing, operating, managing and expanding profitable
businesses.

“With over 20 years in expansive leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales
at Coventry Workers’ Comp Services, Managing Vice President at York Risk Services Group and
Executive Vice President of Business Development at MedLogix, Gelb’s direct experience in
healthcare, managed care, network development and mergers and acquisitions will greatly benefit our
expanding business model,” states Joshua Carder, Chief Executive Officer at the United Claim
Solutions Family of Companies. “UCS and its family of companies have great histories of innovative
solutions that consistently exceed the expectations of their customers. I am excited and proud to join
this team of professionals and look forward to being a part of our continued success going forward,”
adds Gelb.