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“ ReferWell is an organic solution that was created by physicians for physicians. ”

Our Story

Frustration breeds innovation. As practicing physicians, we created ReferWell because, quite simply, we were fed up with seeing treated patients return to the Emergency Room. Due to a manual and inefficient referral process, each year nearly 24 million Americans are instructed to schedule follow-up appointments, but fail to do so, leading to poor outcomes and loss of profitability. So we’ve decided to do something about it.

ReferWell fixes a fundamental flaw in the delivery of healthcare. We are an innovative, award-winning health-tech company that is tackling some of America's most pressing healthcare problems.

Our systematic process helps healthcare networks increase referral capture, enhance coordination of care, and improve profitability. ReferWell is tailored to meet the needs of hospitals, health systems, IPAs, ACOs, PCMHs and many more.

Watch our video to see how it works:

The Leadership Team

Prior to joining the company, Vytas was CEO and co-founder of CMC and built that business to include top utilities, credit card, real estate, and student lender clients in North America, Europe and Australia. Vytas started his career with IBM in various sales and product development management roles; was President and COO of Health Information Technology; was SVP at Sky Alland Marketing and President/CEO The Data Group; and was VP/General Manager of Americas Operations for Frontec AMT. Vytas co-founded Adeptra, Inc. (purchased by FairIsaac Corp in 2012) as well as CMC. Vytas holds an AB with high honors in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Jeff Bander is an innovative and successful Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Bander is acutely attuned to his patients’ needs and has built several successful offices in three NYC boroughs as a result of the growing demand for his medical care. He has brought cutting edge and cloud-based technology to his offices, which has enabled him to improve patient care and drive efficiencies of his staff.

Dan Messina brings to ReferWell a wealth of experience in the health payer space: for the past 35 years, Dan has helped insurers find new strategies for managing total cost of care, from his time as VP of Finance at Cigna and then as CFO of Aetna, overseeing several key acquisitions. He was CEO and President of Magellan Health, one of the nation’s leading providers of behavioral health and employee assistance programs. He guided Health Advocate’s growth from a startup to an industry-leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company serving 11,500 clients and 40 million members. After it was acquired by West Corporation, Dan stayed on as co-president of the Health Advocate Division. He applies his vast expertise to help ReferWell deploy a unique solution that balances payers’ and providers’ often conflicting needs through automated referral management that delivers substantial benefits to payers, providers and patients alike.

Dan graduated with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He was a licensed CPA in Florida and Connecticut.

Gene brings to ReferWell 25 years of experience in establishing and managing provider networks for and within health plans, starting with leading the team that launched Oxford Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage plan and rapidly grew it into an $850 million business. He led Operations and Development for Aveta, developing Chronic Special Needs offerings within their Medicare Advantage health plan including responsibility for network development and contracting with groups, physicians, and hospitals. He served as VP of Health Facilitation for CIGNA HealthCare and Chief Operating Officer of Opticare Eye Health, before becoming President and Chief Development Officer for a large multi-state physician practice business focused on home visits by physicians and nurse practitioners to Medicard and Medicaid insureds. In 2012, Gene joined Remedy Partners and now runs their bundled payment business with a focus on skilled nursing facilities. Gene works closely with ReferWell on payer program and operational support design, to ensure that we meet payers’ needs while being ever cognizant of the provider perspective.

Gene holds a Bachelors degree in chemistry from Cornell University and Masters in the Management of Technology from M.I.T.

Randall has served as ReferWell’s Director of Engineering from its early days, and now directs the design and implementation of product architecture through to implementation of new features and interfaces. Prior to ReferWell, he served as a senior engineer for Red Ventures and a digital photography startup. Before that, Randall led the re-write of NPR's Story API and the development of the Public Media Project, and spent 8 years doing integration and API development projects as an independent software consultant.

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