Board Member of Integrated Health Care Associates (IHA), a multispecialty practice that includes more than 400 providers. President of Saint Joseph Mercy Health Partners Clinical Integrated Network (Accountable Care Organization), a newly formed risk-bearing enterprise that includes 900+ physicians and 3 hospitals. Board Member of Together Health and Chair of Finance and Contracting Committee, a Michigan-wide clinically integrated network with 2000+ providers.
Past Chairman of the Board of Michigan Multispecialty Physicians, a specialty practice with 60 physicians that was merged into IHA. Past President of Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories, a contracting and management consortia comprised of 130 hospital-based laboratories.JVHL holds laboratory contracts worth in excess of $100,000,000 annually that cover approximately 1,500,000 beneficiaries.Responsible for negotiating and administering capitated and non-capitated laboratory contracts with managed care organizations, providing HEDIS and related quality reporting, maintaining provider network, and managing utilization.
Past Chief Operating Officer of Allegiance, LLC, a physician-hospital organization (PHO) and past Executive Vice President of Huron Valley Physicians Association, an independent practice association (IPA); Chair of Allegiance LLC Audit and Finance Committee. Overall responsibility for developing and administering a managed care financing and risk model involving $200,000,000/year of at-risk premiums, $2,500,000/year in quality incentive payments, 750+ physicians, 4 hospitals, and approximately 100,000 covered commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare members. Responsible for negotiating with managed care plans, physician groups, and other providers.
Past Secretary-Treasurer of the College of American Pathologists, a professional association and laboratory accrediting organization with 18,000 members and annual revenue of $190,000,000.
Quality Management and Patient
Directed the quality management committee at a three-hospital health system, which integrated physician's and administrative
leadership's quality management efforts.
Past chair of College of American Pathologists (CAP) Quality
Management Committee, which oversees multi-institutional benchmarking
products (Q-Probes and Q-Tracks) that allow hundreds of laboratories to
compare quality performance and track performance longitudinally.Participant with combined CAP and Centers
for Disease Control initiative to develop a set of quality indicators for
clinical laboratories. Past chair of CAP Council of Scientific Affairs, which houses 400 expert pathologists, oversees proficiency testing programs for more than 20,000 US and international subscribers, and is the principal scientific resource for the College. Past member of CAP Council on Laboratory Accreditation, which oversees the accreditation of more than 5,000 clinical laboratories in the United States and more than 60 other countries.
Authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and one book
on quality management in clinical laboratories. Participated with the National Quality Forum (co-chair) and Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute in developing clinical laboratory best practices.
Former director of a computer installation with a staff of 30 that serves twelve hospital-based and one free-standing esoteric reference laboratory, with total volume of more than 13,000,000 procedures annually. Overall responsibility for hiring, evaluation, termination, planning, vendor selection, budgeting, and developing production schedules and operations/support.
Helped found a regional health information exchange that supports transmission and archiving of electronic health information among economically separate clinical practices and other health care entities.
Directed three microbiology laboratories during professional career.Currently directing a microbiology laboratory serving 4 hospitals and 2 outpatient sites with a staff of 25. Overall responsibility for clinical consultation, hiring, evaluation, termination, preparing and meeting operating and capital budgets, development of procedures, quality control, quality improvement.
Pathology and Laboratory
Director of the Pathology and Laboratory Management Division, a 16-pathologist unit that began as an independent practice and was merged in 1999 into a multi-specialty practice.Overall responsibility for pathologist business operations, including contracting, finance, regulatory compliance, and human resources. The pathology operation oversees 8 laboratories with combined annual expenses of $120,000,000.
Chief Operating Officer operating officer of Michigan Co-Tenancy Laboratories, a cooperative specialty-testing laboratory serving thirty one hospital systems with annual allocated expenses of $48,000,000. Responsible for informatics, cost allocation, budgeting, and owner relations.
Testing Development Committee of the American Board of Pathology (Laboratory Management).
The preceding list describes areas in which Dr.
Valenstein has practical working experience and knowledge.Readers should be mindful that Dr. Valenstein
has made many errors in his management career and expects to make additional
mistakes in the future.