LEAWOOD, Kan., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, a privately held, nationally trusted surgical healthcare partner, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Duke as President, Market Development. ValueHealth's technology-enabled platform assists payors and providers in delivering appropriate alternatives to high-cost, fee-for-service surgical care. In her role as President, Market Development, Ms. Duke is responsible for introducing ValueHealth's proprietary technology to providers and payors, as well as expanding the integrated orthopaedic practice model and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) platform for NueHealth, a ValueHealth company. She will assist orthopaedic groups in navigating the transition from the fee-for-service model to value-based care with commercial payors, self-funded employers, and Medicare. Ms. Duke will also work to expand the total joint replacement hyperspecialty platform of ValueHealth company Muve Health from the Greater Philadelphia market into Texas, Illinois, Florida, and the Midwest.
Ms. Duke was previously the owner of Urban MD, a healthcare consultancy providing business development and marketing strategies for emerging healthcare companies in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Texas, and California. Under her leadership, Urban MD helped create performance improvement and enterprise value in the orthopaedic space.
Prior to founding Urban MD, Ms. Duke served as the Chief Development Officer of Foundation HealthCare, a $150 million company focused on the development and management of ASCs and surgical hospitals. In that role, she led business development and physician recruitment, forming partnerships with health systems, medical groups, employers, and ACO/IPAs to create same store growth and capture new market share. She successfully recruited qualified physicians and healthcare investors to syndicate physician-owned investment offerings of de novo projects and multiple ancillary expansion projects and joint ventures.
"We are very pleased to have Ms. Duke joining the team," said Dan Tasset, Founder and Vice Chairman of ValueHealth. "She will fill a key role for ValueHealth as we expand our national orthopaedic platform and outpatient initiatives."
John Palumbo, Executive Chairman of ValueHealth, NueHealth, and Muve Health, agreed. "The addition of Ms. Duke to our Business Development team positions us to not only respond to the demands of the industry, but also to aggressively lead the industry in this transition to value-based care with our current and future partners."
ValueHealth is a technology-enabled, market-based platform that assists payors and providers in delivering prospective bundled payment arrangements that are an alternative to high-cost, fee-for-service surgical care for their members and patients. ValueHealth's platform affiliates NueHealth, Muve Health, Benefit Management, Healthcare Re, and ValueHealth Transformation Center uniquely position the platform to deliver high-value surgical care for payors, providers and patients. Redefining what it means to be a healthcare network, ValueHealth's Ambulatory Centers of Excellence™ (ACE) network platform facilitates new levels of accessibilities, alignment, risk readiness and consumer transparency. Learn more at www.valuehealth.com
Since 1997, NueHealth has partnered with over 10,000 physician investors and 25 health system partners to develop lower-cost sites of service, expanding into more than 150 facilities, including physician-owned surgery centers, surgical hospitals and orthopedic hyper-specialty centers. Today, NueHealth operates in 23 states, positioning our Ambulatory Centers of Excellence™ (ACE) to be national leaders in the transition to value-based care. For more information, visit www.nuehealth.com.
About Muve Health
Headquartered in Leawood, KS, Muve Health is the nation's premier value-based outpatient total joint replacement provider. Muve's protocol-driven orthopedic program delivers outstanding clinical outcomes at a predictable cost, in an optimized outpatient environment unparalleled in recovery guidance and patient experience. Muve Health is set to expand nationally in 2019 in the Greater Philadelphia region, TX, IL, FL, and the Midwest. Muve's current flagship total joint replacement center is located outside of Austin in Lakeway, TX, where both Muve Lakeway ASC and Muve Lakeway Stay Suites are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission; Muve Lakeway ASC was the first facility in Texas to receive advanced accreditation for total joint surgery from The Joint Commission. Learn more about Muve Health at www.muvehealth.com.