Talix’s Murray Brozinsky and Crystal Run Healthcare’s Francis Cheung to Present on ACO Risk Adjustment Challenges at 2016 RISE Nashville Summit

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Presentation Will Cover Targeted Strategies and Tools to Optimize Risk Scoring and Improve Care

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During their session, 'How an ACO is Mitigating Risk Adjustment Challenges with Targeted Strategies,' Brozinsky and Cheung will examine the challenges that many provider organizations and ACOs are facing with accurate coding around risk-based contracts.

Talix, Inc., a premier provider of healthcare risk management solutions, today announced that Murray Brozinsky, chief strategy officer of Talix, and Francis Cheung, chief information officer of multi-specialty group practice and accountable care organization (ACO) Crystal Run Healthcare, will be presenting at the 2016 RISE Nashville Summit. The summit takes place March 20-22, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

During their session, “How an ACO is Mitigating Risk Adjustment Challenges with Targeted Strategies,” Brozinsky and Cheung will examine the challenges that many provider organizations and ACOs are facing with accurate coding around risk-based contracts, as well as provide strategies to leverage data analytics at the point of care to optimize risk scoring to improve care and achieve more accurate reimbursement. Using Crystal Run Healthcare as a case study, they will look at specific risk adjustment challenges adopted by the organization, the tools and strategies it is implementing to address these challenges, and the results they have seen so far. The session will take place on Monday, March 21, 1:10pm-1:55pm in the Ryman Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.

Murray Brozinsky has more than 20 years of experience founding, operating and advising high-growth healthcare and technology companies. Francis Cheung has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare IT and is Lean Production Certified. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Crystal Run Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing multi-specialty group practices in the country. It was the first in New York State and among the first six nationally to receive ACO accreditation, and it was among the first 27 healthcare organizations in the nation to participate as an ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

What: “How an ACO is Mitigating Risk Adjustment Challenges with Targeted Strategies”

When: Monday, March 21, 2016, 1:10-1:55 p.m. CT

Where: Ryman Ballroom, Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Talix will be exhibiting its risk adjustment solutions in Booth 72 at the RISE Nashville Summit. To schedule an appointment or product demo, please visit the booth or contact info@talix.com.

About Crystal Run Healthcare
Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multispecialty group practice with over 350 providers in over 40 medical specialties and more than 30 practice locations in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition to accreditation by The Joint Commission, Crystal Run is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice is among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Crystal Run Healthcare achieved NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation in 2012, becoming the first health care organization to be so designated in New York State and among the first six in the United States. Leveraging its ACO experience, Crystal Run has entered into value-based care/shared savings arrangements with numerous commercial payers and a Medicaid Managed Care organization. As a result, contracts which reward Crystal Run for health outcomes now cover approximately 50 percent of the group’s attributed primary care patients. Crystal Run has demonstrated its ability to manage population health, improving quality while simultaneously lowering per capita cost for the patients it serves. Crystal Run Healthcare and Mount Sinai Health System have recently announced the established the Mount Sinai-Crystal Run Alliance for Healthcare Transformation, a groundbreaking partnership in which the participants will share and implement best practices, invest and share financial and intellectual resources, strengthen provider networks, and employ innovative approaches to the creation of health care value—all in furtherance of the “Triple Aim” of Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Cost. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit http://www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Talix
Talix provides patient risk management solutions to help healthcare organizations address the challenges of value-based healthcare and risk-based contracts. Its SaaS applications leverage patient data analytics to turn structured and unstructured health data into actionable insights that drive improved risk adjustment, better patient outcomes and reduced costs. For more information, please visit http://www.talix.com or follow @TalixHealth on Twitter.

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