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Chris Severn

Co-Founder & CEO, Turquoise Health

Chris leads Turquoise Health, a startup focused on simplifying healthcare reimbursement through price transparency. His background spans 10+ years modelling hospital managed care contracts at Cloudmed as a Product Manager and most recently heading machine learning projects for hospital payment integrity at Arcosta.

Turquoise Health builds software products for price transparency compliance, managed care benchmarking and contract negotiation to providers, payers and employers. Since launching in 2020, Turquoise has aggregated 2,200+ hospitals’ price transparency disclosure data in a central repository and made this new data actionable to industry for the first time in its Hospital Rates Database. The startup has been featured in everywhere from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Business Insider.

Chris’s goal is to cultivate basic economic forces in healthcare pricing while simplifying how care gets paid. He holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. Outside of work, he writes, runs, teaches improv comedy and is known to go on game shows from time to time.