About Us

Clarity Health provides a complete insurance authorization and referral management solution for practices, hospitals, health systems, and healthcare technology partners.
Headquartered in Seattle, WA, we launched our first Clarity-Connected community in 2007 and have been growing rapidly since. Today, our customers span across the country.
We live by our mission: To empower medical communities to provide better care by improving the speed, accuracy, and success of patient referrals.

Leadership

Bill Bunker

Bill Bunker

Chief Executive Officer,
Board Member

As Chief Executive Officer at Clarity, Bill brings over 15 years of experience leading and growing software and software-as-a-service providers. Prior to joining Clarity, he served as president of Vertafore, a leading provider of technology solutions to the insurance industry. Earlier in his career, Bill was an executive with Onyx Software, a leading customer relationship management firm. Bill is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Jeff Groh

Jeff Groh

Chief Financial Officer,
Senior Vice President of Operations

Jeff Groh brings over 8 years of software experience. He most recently served as CFO of Vertafore, a leading provider of technology solutions to the insurance industry. Earlier in his career, he served as CFO for Harland Financial Solutions, a supplier of software solutions to financial institutions, and also previously held executive positions at General Electric, Bank One and BISYS, Inc. Jeff is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Eric Bean

Eric Bean

Vice President of Technology

Eric Bean, a former Aldus and Adobe executive, is highly skilled at building document processing and delivery systems for enterprise applications. Noted for leading product development and product management initiatives for several successful software companies, Eric received his Masters in Software Engineering with honors from Seattle University. He received an MBA from the University of Washington, also with highest honors.
Connie Smith

Connie Smith

Vice President of Service Operations

Connie Smith has been involved with service-center operations in various roles for more than 20 years. She has built deep experience running multi-channel global service centers, and has become an industry subject matter expert and consultant. Smith has worked with world-class centers such as Southwest Airlines, Safeco, Staples, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Nike, Best Western, Nationwide, Oakley, Alaska Airlines, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Board Members

Bill Bunker

Bill Bunker

Chief Executive Officer,
Board Member

As Chief Executive Officer at Clarity, Bill brings over 15 years of experience leading and growing software and software-as-a-service providers. Prior to joining Clarity, he served as president of Vertafore, a leading provider of technology solutions to the insurance industry. Earlier in his career, Bill was an executive with Onyx Software, a leading customer relationship management firm. Bill is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Alan Higginson

Alan J. Higginson

Chairman of the Board,
Director, F5 Networks

Alan J. Higginson has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) since 2004, and has been one of its Directors since 1996. Al was also Chairman of Hubspan, Inc., President of Atrieva Corporation, Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales and Marketing at Sierra On-Line; and President & CEO of Bright Star Technology and Executive Vice President of ATEX (a division of Koadak). Al also serves as a director of Pivot3, Inc. and adeptCloud. He holds a BS in Commerce and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Nate McLemore

Nate McLemore

Managing Director for International Healthcare,
Columbia Pacific Management

Nate McLemore has over 20 years of health care experience in both early stage companies and large multinational corporations. Most recently, he helped run Microsoft's Health Solutions Group, where he managed a global sales and services team, including the company's entry into China's Health IT market, and the division's M&A activity, where he led several acquisitions and the formation of Caradigm, Microsoft's joint venture with GE Healthcare. Nate holds a BS from Willamette University and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley.
Robert Wardrop

Robert Wardrop

Chief Executive Officer,
Belvall Investments

Robert Wardrop has 30 years of experience in the financing of small and medium sized businesses as both an entrepreneur and investor in Europe, North America and Asia. He is an investor and advisor to Asia Broadcast Satellite, Pharmajet, and Playence. Robert is involved in the research and teaching of finance at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College Business School in London, UK. Robert holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MSc from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Careers

Passionate about making a difference in healthcare? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment where the impact of your work and decisions are felt on a daily basis? If so, Clarity may be the place for you. We’re looking for bright and motivated problem-solvers to help expand our market and innovate our solution. If you are interested in being part of the Clarity team, please email your resume to careers@clarityhealth.com.


Referral Support Specialist (Seattle HQ)

Looking to advance your career in the healthcare field? Working in the industry now but your job is going nowhere? Looking for a way to break into the healthcare field? No experience in healthcare? No worries – we will train you! We are looking for motivated individuals to add to our Referral Order Team! Referral Specialists accept referral orders online from our Clarity Connected medical practices and obtain authorizations from insurance providers on their behalf.

We have an amazing company culture where team collaboration and empowerment help to drive our company’s future. We have doubled in size in the past year, and are expecting to double again within the next six to nine months. The growth opportunities are ENDLESS…

We strongly encourage new college graduates or those looking for an exciting opportunity to apply. Fulltime position only.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Data entry
  • Telephone and chat communications with Dr. offices and insurance providers
  • Processing of physician referrals using Clarity's Referral Management System
  • Manage and electronically file patient records and insurance documents, other related duties as assigned

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Patience and grace under pressure
  • Touch typing, proficiency with software applications and online tools, and ability to learn new software tools quickly
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong multitasker
  • Eagerness to learn, work hard, have fun and excel
  • Ability to adapt to process and procedural ever changing environment

News


Clarity Health Announces Integration with athenahealth EHR

July 21, 2015 – Seattle, WA

Clarity Health, a leading insurance preauthorization and referral management solution, announced today the availability of an integration with athenahealth that enables customers to streamline and accelerate patient care.

“The integration between Clarity and athenahealth allows our practice to easily send and track preauthorized referrals across our care community, without major changes to existing workflows” says Kris Atkisson, Practice Administrator, at Neospine, a neurological spine surgery center that uses both athenahealth and Clarity Health. “Clarity rapidly delivers completed preauthorizations that are in compliance with the latest payer rules, saving our practice significant time and money.”

athenahealth adds to the list of EHR and HIT vendors Clarity has integrated with. “By design, we created Clarity Health to be vendor-agnostic,” says Bill Bunker, CEO of Clarity Health. “Our flexible platform lets us deliver our solution in conjunction with essentially any EMR platform to optimize and streamline practice workflows.”

Clarity Health recently announced their preauthorization services can be integrated and delivered by third-party healthcare vendors and resellers. “With the increasing move towards value-based care, Clarity is in a great position to automate preauthorization processes in conjunction with other HIT platforms that customers have adopted,” says Bill Bunker, CEO of Clarity Health. “Medical practices currently spend 20 hours per week/per physician on insurance preauthorizations. This time can be redirected to more valuable tasks through the use of Clarity’s solution.”

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Clarity Health Processes One Millionth Referral

June 29th, 2015 - Seattle, WA

Clarity Health, a leading insurance authorization and referral management solution for healthcare providers, announced today that it processed its one millionth patient referral. This achievement highlights Clarity Health’s expertise and proven track record of enabling providers to more quickly and accurately manage referrals and authorizations.

“Processing one million referrals is strong confirmation that customers highly value our services and receive the benefits of turning to Clarity to manage referrals and authorizations,” said Bill Bunker, CEO of Clarity Health. “We are very pleased that health systems and provider groups recognize that our technology, expertise, and processes have been built through vast experience in the industry.”.

One of Clarity’s early customers, Northwest Physicians Network, streamlined their referral and authorization processes across their organization. “We have seen the Clarity platform evolve into a comprehensive and highly reliable solution for over 500 providers that make up our ACO community,” says Dr. Scott Kronlund, Chief Medical Officer of Northwest Physician Networks. “Clarity enables us to provide a better patient and provider experience, all while saving significant time and money.”

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Clarity Health Announces Insurance Authorization Integration for Third-Party Healthcare Solutions

May 7, 2015 - Seattle, WA

Clarity Health, a leading insurance authorization and referral management solution, announced integration capabilities for third-party healthcare solutions seeking electronic authorization services.

“Insurance authorizations are a tough challenge for the healthcare industry, as payers require different information sets and processes,” says Bill Bunker, CEO of Clarity Health. “Many medical practices struggle to obtain completed and accurate authorizations in a timely manner, resulting in payment denials and high operational costs.” The average practice spends 20 hours/week per physician on insurance authorizations due to cumbersome processes, according to Health Affairs.

Clarity solves this authorization headache by combining a sophisticated insurance processing platform with a Seattle-based service team to quickly deliver accurate and complete authorizations directly to customers. Customers report a 59 percent time savings when utilizing Clarity for authorizations.

“With the growing complexity of insurance payers and plans, it is increasingly difficult to keep track of when authorizations are needed,” says Terry Megiveron, Chief of Provider Services at Mason General Hospital. “Clarity stays on-top of payer changes for us to ensure accurate authorizations are obtained. This not only saves my staff significant time, it also reduces potential payment denials.”

Third-party healthcare companies can leverage Clarity’s authorization solution by embedding it in their existing HIT platform. Clarity runs in the background to deliver completed authorizations electronically to customers. By adding authorizations to their solution, third-party healthcare companies can add substantial value to their core offering.

Billing solutions and other third-party vendors who seek a authorization service without an integration can also receive value through Clarity’s reseller channel. By ensuring accurate authorizations are obtained for payment, vendors can help practices increase collections and avoid administrative costs associated with payment denials and appeals.

For more information on connecting with Clarity, visit www.clarityhealth.com/partners or email contact@clarityhealth.com.
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Clarity Health Introduces STAT Service, Delivers Pre-Authorized Referrals in 30 Minutes or Less

November 30, 2014 – Seattle, WA

Clarity Health, a web-based referral management and insurance authorization solution, announced today their new STAT service for radiology practices that will deliver pre-authorized referrals in 30 minutes or less. This unprecedented 30 minute turnaround time significantly benefits radiology practices and patients, as imaging centers often receive high volumes of walk-in patients, same-day add-on procedures, and last-minute rad protocol changes.

“Not only is Clarity Health’s turnaround time lightning fast, the accuracy and quality of the insurance authorizations delivered are outstanding,” says David Winokur, MPA, Director of Medical Imaging at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, WA. “By utilizing Clarity’s STAT service, our imaging center can better accommodate last-minute patients, all while saving staff time and reducing write-offs. It’s a win-win.”

This offering further signifies Clarity Health’s leading innovation in the referral management and insurance authorization sectors, as their solution uniquely combines technology and servicing to effectively tackle the obstacles medical practices face with referrals today.

“Clarity’s standard turnaround time is four hours or less, a remarkable feat compared to the average practice turnaround time typically measured in days not hours,” says Bill Bunker, CEO of Clarity Health. “By expanding our capabilities to offer radiologists a STAT service of 30 minutes or less, we continue to commit ourselves to providing the most efficient, cost-effective referral solution on the market.”

For more information about Clarity Health and their STAT service, visit www.clarityhealth.com/stat
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Clarity Health Expands into California Market, Signs Imaging Centers

November 3, 2014 – Seattle, WA

Clarity Health announced their expansion into California, signing on key imaging centers in both the Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles. This move further signifies Clarity Health’s prominent position in the referral management space, as the solution uniquely combines technology and servicing to tackle the obstacles medical practices face with referrals today. Clarity’s expert knowledge base on both regional and national insurance payers ensures that pre-authorizations are obtained within hours, enabling practices to quickly schedule patients and provide prompter care.


Puget Sound Business Journal Features Clarity Health on The Pitch

October 3, 2014 – Seattle, WA

Is it finally time for medical clinics to ditch that fax machine? Today, when a doctor refers a patient for, say, an ultrasound, a staffer typically faxes the referral to the ultrasound provider, and the patient then has to call and make an appointment. Many never get around to it. Orders get lost, and so does revenue. Clarity Health automates all this — promising to put more money in the pockets of providers and to let their staff concentrate on better things. Clarity appears to be well-positioned at the convergence of Obamacare, the expansion of electronic medical records and the proliferation of the cloud.
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Clarity Health is a Finalist for the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

May 5, 2014 – Seattle, WA

Clarity Health, a local Seattle startup and leader in healthcare referral management, announced today it had been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and "scale ups" since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company's addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the proof of concept, trailing revenues and management's expertise. Each company goes through an individual interview after filling out a thorough submission, complemented by a due diligence. The list of finalists often includes the best performing and prominent companies of that year.

Clarity Health Enables Mason General Hospital to Achieve Care Coordination Initiatives

January 31, 2014 - Seattle, WA

Although Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics of Shelton, WA recently adopted Cerner EMR system, leadership still felt a gap in care coordination. “The challenge for many EMRs is referral management – creating a streamlined tracking and reconciliation process for those electronic orders,” says Terry Megiveron, chief of Provider Services, Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics. “Clarity was the tool we needed and chose to fill the referral void.”

Clarity Health’s web-based referral management platform integrated with Cerner EMR to provide Mason General a streamlined referral workflow: “We liked the fact it integrated with Cerner, and that, because Clarity handled insurance authorizations for us, we could better utilize the staff we had,” says Megiveron. In a short period of time, Clarity enabled Mason General to improve the speed at which it scheduled referrals, increased the percentage of scheduled referrals, and begun to close the loop of referral management.

“Clarity is one of the ways we’re staying on at the forefront of technology and patient care,” Megiveron says. As Mason General extends these tools to community healthcare partners, the benefits of Clarity will only continue to increase.

Clarity Health Named Winner of Seattle Business Magazine 2013 Tech Impact Award

October 1, 2013 - Seattle, WA

Clarity Health Services was named a winner of Seattle Business Magazine's Tech Impact Award in the Health category. The 2013 Tech Impact Awards recognize companies and individuals that develop information technology that significantly improves a company or industry's business performance or that provides an important public benefit.
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Seattle Business Magazine Selects Clarity Health as Finalist for Technology Impact Award

September 10, 2013 - Seattle, WA

Clarity Health Services was honored as a finalist for Seattle Business Magazine's Tech Impact Award in the health category. The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies and individuals that create or use information technology to significantly improve a company or industry's business performance or to provide an important public benefit.
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