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Henry Zaretsky

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
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Biography

Henry Zaretsky is president of Henry W. Zaretsky & Associates, Inc., a Sacramento-based health-care consulting firm established in 1981. Prior to this, he was Director of the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, appointed to that office by Governor Jerry Brown in 1978. He has served on the faculties of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and the University of Southern California Graduate Program in Health Administration, where he was an adjunct professor. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Zaretsky was Director of Research and Development at the California Hospital Association; and prior to that, he held positions as a health economist with the American Medical Association in Chicago and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

His consulting activities include economic analysis, market studies, HMO development, payment negotiations, planning and assessment of county health systems, health-care policy, and expert witness services in the areas of health-care antitrust, reimbursement, and economic damages.

He has testified as an expert economist in over 100 legal proceedings, including federal and state courts, depositions, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. Dr. Zaretsky’s testimony has been in the areas of economic damages (personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and punitive damages), health-care antitrust, provider reimbursement disputes (Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance), reasonable value of medical services, and statistical sampling underlying audits.

Expertise

  • Economic analysis
  • Market studies
  • HMO development
  • Payment negotiations
  • Planning and assessment of county health systems
  • Health-care policy
  • Expert witness services (health-care antitrust, reimbursement, and economic damages)

Education

  • University of California, Davis, PhD
  • San Francisco State University, MA
  • San Francisco State University, BA

Prior Experience

  • President, Henry W. Zaretsky & Associates, Inc.
  • Director of the State of California, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
  • Adjunct professor, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health
  • Adjunct professor, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Adjunct professor, University of Southern California Graduate Program in Health Administration
  • Director of Research and Development, California Hospital Association
  • Health economist, American Medical Association (Chicago)
  • Health economist, University of California, Davis School of Medicine