CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Valence Health, a leading provider of clinical integration, population health and financial risk management solutions, today announced that Sara Teppema joined the company as director of actuarial services. Teppema will be responsible for financial and risk based modeling and also play a key role in supporting the increasing demand for Valence Health’s expertise in enabling hospitals and health systems to design and offer their own health plans.
“Sara is a leading actuary in the healthcare industry. We are excited to have such a talented individual help our clients quickly analyze clinical and financial data for population health management and value-based care,” said Phil Kamp, Valence Health CEO.
Teppema has more than 20 years of experience in providing strategic and tactical actuarial, clinical and financial analyses for healthcare organizations, employers and government entities. Prior to joining Valence Health, Sara Teppema served as senior fellow for practice research for the Society of Actuaries. Previously, Teppema was a consulting actuary for Aon Hewitt and Deloitte Consulting. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics-actuarial science.
About Valence Health
Valence Health (www.valencehealth.com) helps healthcare providers better manage their patient populations and accept financial responsibility for the quality of the care they provide. With unique data collection and analysis tools, Valence Health has emerged as a leader in population management, serving dozens of clients from small physician groups to Cleveland Clinic. In-depth actuarial analysis combined with operational excellence allows Valence to not only advise but also provide ongoing services to provider organizations operating under various value-based reimbursement models. From risk-based contracting to accountable care organizations (ACOs) to administering provider-sponsored health plans, Valence has been helping providers appropriately accept and manage financial responsibility while improving clinical quality since 1996. With headquarters in Chicago, and three other office locations, Valence Health helps manage the health of more than 13 million patients nationwide. Follow Valence Health on LinkedIn and Twitter.