Oct 2 2018 | Press Release | By

Lumeris Executives to Share Insights, Advice and Commentary on the Successful Transition to Value-Based Care Models

Lumeris thought leaders to discuss best practices as featured speakers at upcoming industry events 

ST. LOUIS, MO — Oct. 2, 2018 — Lumeris, the industry leader in value-based care, today announced that several of its executives are featured speakers at industry events this Fall. Lumeris leaders will share insights and commentary on current industry trends, including the transition to value-based care, standing up Medicare Advantage plans and operating provider-sponsored health plans.

“We are honored that so many members of the Lumeris executive team have been asked to speak at upcoming industry events and share best practices for the successful operation of health plans and Population Health Services Organizations,” said Jeff Smith, Executive Vice President of Markets at Lumeris. “As healthcare continues to shift to value-based payment models, it’s clear that providers are hungry for transformational guidance from experienced professionals to ensure clinical and financial success. Having multiple Lumeris team members asked to share their expertise in this area is a testament to the company’s well-established position as a leader in providing value-based care managed services.”

Upcoming conferences featuring Lumeris speakers include:

NAACOS Fall 2018 Conference

Oct. 3-5, Washington, D.C.

At an Oct. 4 breakfast presentation, Craig Enge and Nigel Ohrenstein, Lumeris Senior Vice Presidents and Heads of Market , will lead a session entitled, “Risk 2.0: Evolve Your ACO to a Sustainable VBC Strategy.” Enge and Ohrenstein will discuss why a robust Medicare Advantage strategy with support from a collaborative payer and operating partner is the best approach for achieving sustainable success with value-based business models.

Cerner Health Conference (CHC18)

Oct. 8-11, Kansas City, MO

Richard Jones, Chief Corporate Development Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Essence Healthcare, will join CoxHealth Network Vice President David Raney to discuss trends in provider-sponsored plans and to offer tips for value-based care success for health systems entering the insurance business. Don Trigg, President of Cerner Health Ventures, will moderate the session title “Exploring the Shift Toward Provider-Sponsored Health Plans.” Cerner and Lumeris recently announced a new EHR-agnostic offering, Maestro Advantage™, designed to help providers control costs and improve outcomes in value-based arrangements.

Strategic Regional Healthcare Organizations

Oct. 11-12, Dallas, TX

Lumeris Corporate Chief Medical Officer Debbie Zimmerman, M.D., and Ross Armstrong, Senior Vice President and Head of Market, will lead a discussion on the need to make Medicare Advantage a core part of any healthcare collaborative strategy. In a session entitled, “Keeping the Collaborative Relevant Through Standing Up a Medicare Advantage Plan,” the speakers will share insights based on Lumeris’ successful operation of the provider-owned Essence Healthcare and other health plans and population health services organizations.

Chilmark Convergence 2018

Nov. 5-7, Boston, MA

Lumeris Chief Marketing Officer Matt Cox and Ray Herschman, Vice President of Population Health & Accountable Care Strategy at Cerner, will discuss market trends and key success factors for payer and provider collaboration.

The Leader’s Board for Population Health

Nov. 7-9, New Orleans, LA

In the session “Financial Impact for a Health System Transitioning to Value,” Ross Armstrong will explore and quantify what a health system must do to maintain and sustain margins while shifting to value.



Lumeris is a value-based care managed services operator for health systems and providers seeking extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Recognized nationally by KLAS in 2018 for Value-Based Care Managed Services, Lumeris aligns providers and payers across populations with technologies, processes, behaviors and information to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care with satisfied consumers — and engaged physicians. It was the third straight year Lumeris received the distinguished Best in KLAS award. For the past seven years, Lumeris with Essence Healthcare, its inaugural client and learning laboratory with more than 65,000 Medicare members in Missouri and Illinois, has received 4.5- to 5-Star Ratings from the CMS and produced the highest consumer and physician satisfaction scores in the industry along with significantly better clinical outcomes and lower costs. For more information, go to www.lumeris.com.



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