Two Healthcare Technology Veterans Join ClarisHealth’s Board

Two Healthcare Technology Veterans Join ClarisHealth’s Board

Doug Ghertner and George Lazenby, IV, add significant expertise to the healthcare payer technology company’s board of directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2020 – ClarisHealth, the company transforming health plan operations with its comprehensive payment integrity technology platform Pareo®, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Doug Ghertner and George Lazenby, IV, both healthcare technology veterans, were approved unanimously.

Ghertner currently serves as the CEO of IVX Health, a national provider of infusion and injection therapy for individuals with chronic disease. He brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to the Board, including senior leadership positions at CVS Health, Change Healthcare and Emdeon. As CEO of Change Healthcare, Ghertner oversaw its acquisition by Emdeon in 2014 and assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer through 2017.

Lazenby co-founded and serves as CEO of OrderInsite, a provider of tools and advanced analytics to manage and control prescription drug inventory. He has more than 20 years of healthcare IT experience, including CEO of Emdeon, the nation’s largest health information network. Lazenby led Emdeon through a successful IPO in 2009 and sale in 2011. He also serves as a board member for Concert Genetics, ProxsysRx and CarePayment. 

In just three years, ClarisHealth has grown Pareo to tens of millions of health plan members supported by the platform today through leading national and regional payer partnerships. Given the company’s strong market momentum, leadership expects to exceed 100 million members supported by Pareo over the next 18 months.

“ClarisHealth has experienced rapid adoption of our leading platform Pareo®, and it is important for us to routinely tap into thought leaders who will help us navigate the opportunities of a fast-growing business. Doug and George each bring a unique and incredibly valuable perspective to our Board of Directors, ” said Jeff McNeese, CEO of ClarisHealth. “We credit the leadership of our Board with the strategic success of ClarisHealth and look forward to seeing that grow in the coming years under the guidance of proven leaders in our industry.”

Mr. Ghertner and Mr. Lazenby join co-founders Darby Brown and Jim Sohr, who formed the company in 2013 to bring unique technology-enabled solutions to the payment integrity industry. ClarisHealth works with leading health plans across the country to drive significantly higher recovery performance while maximizing productivity.

About ClarisHealth

ClarisHealth is the answer to the health plan industry’s siloed solutions and traditional models for identification and overpayment recovery services. ClarisHealth provides health plans and payers with total visibility into payment integrity operations through its proprietary advanced cost containment technology platform Pareo®. Pareo® enables health plans to maximize avoidance and recoveries at the most optimized cost for a 10x return on their software investment. For more information please visit www.clarishealth.com

 

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ClarisHealth Hires Mark Lavallee as Chief Growth Officer

ClarisHealth Hires Mark Lavallee as Chief Growth Officer

Industry veteran will extend ClarisHealth’s strategic direction in accelerating adoption of market-leading technology solutions for health plans.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2020 – ClarisHealth, the company transforming health plan operations with its comprehensive payment integrity technology platform Pareo®, hired Mark Lavallee as Chief Growth Officer. In this newly created role, Lavallee will lead the sales team in expanding ClarisHealth’s presence in the health plan market. 

Lavallee has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience, including 15 years in healthcare payment integrity and data analytics. He has led the strategic sales efforts for some of the leading providers of technology and services for health plans, growing those companies from early stage to market leaders.

Lavallee most recently served as Vice President and Head of Key Accounts at EXL, Senior Vice President of Sales at SCIO Health Analytics before their acquisition by EXL, and the Chief Marketing Officer at National Audit up until their acquisition by SCIO Health Analytics.

“We are thrilled to add Mark to our growing executive team,” said Jeff McNeese, CEO of ClarisHealth. “His industry expertise and track record with accelerating growth at early-stage companies promises to take our sales organization to the next level.”

“What ClarisHealth has developed is the most innovative solution I’ve seen in my 15 years in healthcare payment integrity. Pareo leverages technology to maximize medical savings and reduce administrative burden while introducing unprecedented transparency,” says Lavallee. “I very much look forward to helping ClarisHealth lead health plans forward in their journey towards transforming their payment integrity and fraud, waste and abuse processes.”

Lavallee began his career in sales and marketing in 1986 when he joined General Motors Corporation as a cooperative education student, and since then, he has held numerous senior sales and marketing positions within Fortune 200 and other large organizations such as American Honda Motor Company and Automatic Data Processing (ADP). He received a Bachelor’s Degree at GMI Engineering & Management, now called Kettering University, in Flint, Mich. He lives in the greater Miami area with his family.

 

About ClarisHealth

ClarisHealth is the answer to the health plan industry’s siloed solutions and traditional models for identification and overpayment recovery services. ClarisHealth provides health plans and payers with total visibility into payment integrity operations through its proprietary advanced cost containment technology platform Pareo®. Pareo®enables health plans to maximize avoidance and recoveries at the most optimized cost for a 10x return on their software investment. For more information please visit www.clarishealth.com

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