Aug 31 2016 | Lumeris News | By

Lumeris Appoints New Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Management

St. Louis — AUGUST 31, 2016 –  Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Cox as senior vice president of product and solutions management.

Cox, a 20-year healthcare veteran with more than a decade of experience in business development and product management, will play a pivotal role in developing product strategy and assembling an expert team to deliver cost-effective products and solutions for providers, patients and payers. Cox will serve as a member of the company’s leadership team and will report to Art Glasgow, president and chief operating officer.

“We are thrilled that Matt has joined us,” said Glasgow. “He has a knack for innovative planning and executing strategy that drives results. His depth of expertise will only strengthen Lumeris’ ability to provide top-rated population health management services.”

Prior to joining Lumeris, Cox built strategy and business operations for Duke University Health System’s telehealth program. There, he developed a process and framework for the health system to evaluate, launch and measure telehealth initiatives focused on improving patient outcomes, clinical capacity and access in the community. Cox spent seven years as vice president of business development and product management at Virtual Radiologic, building the world’s largest teleradiology practice serving half of hospitals in the United States. His accomplished career also includes responsibilities for enterprise solutions at Misys Healthcare Systems and real-time claims solutions for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

“My passion for healthcare began watching my father deliver care as an ear, nose and throat doctor and grew exponentially as I studied medical humanities at Davidson College and then entered the rapidly changing healthcare field,” said Cox. “Now, I’m on a mission to fix healthcare and I’m excited to take on that challenge with my talented colleagues at Lumeris.”

Cox resides in Chapel Hill, N.C., with his wife and three sons.

Lumeris serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations that are committed to the transition from volume- to value-based care and delivering extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris enables clients to profitably achieve greater results in value-based care arrangements through proven playbooks based on collaboration, transparent data and innovative engagement methodologies. Lumeris offers comprehensive services for managing all types of populations, including launching new Medicare Advantage Health Plans, Commercial and Government Health Plan Optimization, and Multi-Payer, Multi-Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs) for provider organizations. Currently, Lumeris is engaged with health systems, provider alliances and payers representing tens of millions of lives moving to value-based care. Lumeris has nearly 800 employees.

Lumeris was awarded 2015/2016 Best in KLAS within the Value-Based Care Managed Services category for outstanding efforts to help healthcare professionals deliver better patient care. For 2016 annual enrollment, Essence Healthcare, a Lumeris client, was rated “Excellent” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Essence was Lumeris’ pioneer client and has been leveraging Lumeris for more than a decade to operate its Medicare Advantage plans, which serve more than 62,000 Medicare beneficiaries in various counties throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

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