Category: Articles

KFF Report: Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare – Is the Balance Tipping?

November 3, 2015 | By

In this brief, Kaiser Family Foundation looks beneath national trends to examine Medicare Advantage penetration rates and growth rates in counties across the country to assess the extent to which Medicare Advantage plans are poised to cover more beneficiaries than traditional Medicare across the country.

Healthgrades Article: New Research Finds Significant Number of Americans Not Getting Care at Right Hospitals

October 28, 2015 | By

One out of every six patients in the U.S. received care in a hospital rated 1-star, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Had those patients researched local doctors and hospitals to identify and select a physician practicing in a 5-star hospital for their specific procedure or condition, they would have faced a 71 percent lower risk of dying or a 65 percent lower risk of experiencing complications during their hospital stay.

Executive Insight Article: We Cannot Thin Slice Our Way to Transforming Healthcare

July 7, 2015 | By

Lumeris SVP & Head of Markets, Mark Roman shares insight into the need for ongoing collaboration and integration to transition to value-based care.

American Journal of Accountable Care Article: The Accountable Primary Care Model: Beyond Medical Home 2.0

December 14, 2014 | By

Lumeris thought leaders, Thomas D. Doerr, MD; Herbert B. Olson, FSA; and Deborah C. Zimmerman, MD, publish original research in the American Journal of Accountable Care detailing the new Accountable Primary Care Model.

Healthcare Finance Article: The Meaning Of ‘Risk’ In An ACO

November 20, 2014 | By

Lumeris Chief Financial Officer, James Starr, discusses the role ACOs play in the evolution of care models and new financial models.

Healthcare Finance Article: Providers Slow To Enact Risk-Based Reimbursement Model

November 20, 2014 | By

Lumeris Medical Director, Dr. Jim Riopelle M.D. discusses the importance of physician adoption of population health management in a risk environment.

Kaiser Health: One-Quarter Of ACOs Save Enough Money To Earn Bonuses

September 17, 2014 | By

Kaiser Health:  One-Quarter Of ACOs Save Enough Money To Earn Bonuses

Executive Insight Article: Accountable Care Success, More Than Just “Big Data”

August 4, 2014 | By

Lumeris’ Vice President of Technical Solutions Keith Blankenship discusses the elements beyond big data that are critical for accountable care success.

St. Louis Business Journal: Lumeris $71 million raise fuels strong venture capital quarter

July 25, 2014 | By

Lumeris helped with the St. Louis region’s strongest investment capital period over the past decade. In the previous two quarters, venture capital investment in the St. Louis region was $5.5 million (first quarter) and $19.6 million (second quarter). The significant increase to $78.5 million in the third quarter was a result of the equity financing received by Lumeris, $71 million.

St. Louis Business Journal: Rapid expansion: Lumeris to expand following $71 million investment

July 25, 2014 | By

Lumeris will use the $71 million in financing to expand into 20 markets before the end of 2014. W. Michael Long, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Essence Group Holdings Corporation and Lumeris said expansion will help the company contract with more health care organizations.

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