St. Louis — AUGUST 9, 2016 – Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce Dr. Lance W. Coleman will serve as medical director.
Dr. Coleman will be responsible for providing payers and providers with the necessary tools to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. With nearly 20 years of clinical and administrative experience and a wealth of knowledge in population health management, Dr. Coleman will bring great value in developing strong relationships and minimizing costs. He will report to Dr. Paul Kaplan, senior medical director.
“Dr. Coleman is a valuable addition to our team of medical directors at Lumeris and we are excited to welcome him,” said Dr. Debbie Zimmerman, chief medical officer of Lumeris. “He is a dynamic leader and shares our dedication to improving our country’s healthcare system and seeing great success in accountable care.”
Dr. Coleman comes to Lumeris from Blue Cross of Idaho where he served for almost two years as senior medical director. He was instrumental in managing Blue Cross of Idaho’s multi-million dollar budget and leading the organization to a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation. Prior to his role at Blue Cross of Idaho, he was in private practice as an otolaryngologist (head and neck surgery) for 12 years.
“Lumeris is leading the industry in providing cost-effective solutions in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said Dr. Coleman. “I’m passionate about physician engagement and outcome-based healthcare plans. I look forward to applying those skills at an exceptional company that is at the forefront of population health management solutions.”
Dr. Coleman received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University. He earned his doctorate of medicine from University of Utah, and completed his residency in otolaryngology at Northwestern University. Dr. Coleman and his wife have six children and reside in Boise, Idaho.
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.
In 2015, Lumeris was named the top-rated value-based care managed services provider in the area of client-reported impact on the Triple Aim by KLAS Research.
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.