HENRY W. ZARETSKY, PH.D.
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 served as Adjunct Professor.
His consulting activities include economic analysis, market studies, HMO development, payment negotiations, planning and assessment of county health systems, health-care policy, assessment of reasonable value of health services, and expert witness services in the areas of health-care antitrust, reimbursement and economic damages.
In 2007, he received the Adjunct Professor Distinguished Service Award from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning & Development.
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, and statistical sampling underlying audits.
Prior to his appointment as Director of Statewide Health Planning and Development, 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.
Dr. Zaretsky received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis.