When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, it faced staunch political opposition. But by 2016, the ACA had roughly halved the population of the uninsured in the country. Estimates suggest that 20 to 24 million additional people gained coverage by 2016. One of the pioneers who helped the government establish health insurance exchanges was hCentive, a company based out of Reston, Virginia.
Founded in 2009, hCentive was the first company to establish a health insurance exchange solutions as ACA came into force. The privately-held company has been providing healthcare technology and support services to states nationwide. The government-focused healthcare solutions firm has been a luminary in the industry trusted by many.
A leading provider to state governments
Government healthcare agencies often rely on the latest innovations to deliver the best care solutions to citizens. And as the needs of the people evolve and change, adaptation is pivotal. hCentive has been a reliable and trusted partner by many state governments across the country. The company has helped as many as 37 off the 50 states with its technology and services.
Their products and services help simplify the complex world of shopping, enrolling, and managing health. Their leadership in benefits solutions space has supported many local and state government agencies, and insurance brokers. And their cutting-edge software solutions have been tested over time and have been proven to provide guaranteed business growth for its clients.
The range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and SaaS cloud-based technology solutions specializes in eligibility, enrolment, and exchange solutions. They also extend and provide associated operations and support services to meet the unique requirements of their clients. hCentive provides all this with low cost pricing options which meet the demands of their client’s budget.
The technology scenario is changing the healthcare sector and this means that the states today to integrate and exchange data seamlessly across a multitude of disparate systems. The company’s WebInsure suite is a comprehensive set of products that helps states and local governments eliminate the complexity of the data exchange.
hCentive has also been helping states address the huge eligibility and enrolment challenges since its inception. WebInsure suite has helped process more than eight million eligibility determinations which have included individuals for Medicaid and CHIP coverage.
hCentive is a company that thrives on it’s great leadership and culture. They boast of a highly skilled leadership team which has over 80 years of combined experience in healthcare, technology, and services industries.
The company fosters an environment which welcomes people from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. Guided by its core values which promote creativity, quality and opportunity, hCentive’s work is positively impacting millions of lives across the U.S. Owing to this strong culture which is conducive of diversity along with great pay packages and health plans for the employees, the company was recently acknowledged as one of the best workplaces in Reston, Virginia.
Meet the leader
Lee Valenta, CEO
Mr. Valenta brings his 35 years of experience in operations, finance and M&A to hCentive. Prior to hCentive he was a global managing partner for Arthur Andersen LLP and served on the firm’s National Healthcare Practice. He spent 8 years at Hunter-Keith Inc., as the CFO and VP of corporate development.
He has also served at OptumInsight, where he led the operations for all market segments and 13,000 employees as the COO. He also served on the President’s Council for 5 years. He also led the committee for OptumInsight. He served the company at the capacity of a CFO prior to becoming the COO. He has been on the Board of Directors of Pillsbury United Communities, a Minneapolis-based social services agency, for the last 10 years.
An active member in his church, he serves on the church’s council and on a committee to support the education of seminary students. He has a BA in accounting from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He is a member of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants.
See them at MESC 2019!
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) has been held every year since the 1990s. Every year it draws thousands of attendees who come to the MESC to exchange ideas pertaining to Medicaid systems and affected health policies.
Coordinated by the New England Health and Human Services agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the conference fosters communication and collaboration among members. Various sponsorship opportunities are offered to the exhibitors here. The MESC 2019 will be held in Chicago, Illinois in August this year. Make sure that you catch hCentive at the conference.
“At hCentive, we have the solutions and services our clients need backed by experienced teams dedicated to modernization and successful technology delivery.”
“We’ve developed and supported technology and associated service projects for states directly and through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
“hCentive Technology and Services has supported 37 states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”