Talix and Geisinger Health Plan to Present on Data Analytics for Risk Adjustment at 2017 RISE Nashville Summit

Presentation Will Explore How Data Analytics Improve Coding Accuracy and Efficiency in the Era of Value-Based Care
February 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – February 14, 2017 – Talix, Inc., a premier provider of risk analytics solutions for value-based care, today announced that Shahyan Currimbhoy, senior vice president of product management and engineering at Talix, and Karena Weikel, ASA, FAHM, CSFS, vice president of risk and revenue management at Geisinger Health Plan, will be presenting at the 2017 RISE Nashville Summit. The summit takes place March 6-8, 2017 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

During their session, “Risk Adjustment Coding: Leveraging Data Analytics Tools to Drive Coder Accuracy and Efficiency,” Currimbhoy and Weikel will discuss the critical role accurate risk adjustment plays in the success of both health plans and providers as the industry continues to transition to value-based care. The duo will examine key challenges and best practices for leveraging data analytics in risk adjustment programs, as well as provide successful strategies that coding teams can use to drive coding accuracy and efficiency. Using Geisinger Health Plan as a case study, they will explore how the health plan implemented new, advanced analytics tools – leveraging natural language understanding, knowledge graphs and clinical rules – to successfully improve their coding practices and productivity. The session will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 am – 11:15 am CT.

Shahyan Currimbhoy is a seasoned healthcare veteran with more than 12 years of experience driving product strategy and development for various healthcare IT companies. Karena Weikel is a risk professional with 15 years of healthcare experience, whose responsibilities include managing Geisinger Health Plan’s risk adjustment operations and performance as well as organization-wide analytics for its Commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid lines of business. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and is currently pursuing her fellowship certification in the Society of Actuaries.

What: “Risk Adjustment Coding: Leveraging Data Analytics Tools to Drive Coder Accuracy and Efficiency”

When: Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CT

Where: Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

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

About Geisinger Health PlanGeisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health Plan’s HMO, PPO and Geisinger Gold’s HMO are among the highest-rated private and Medicare health plans in the nation.* The plan serves approximately 554,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maine. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com.

*NCQA’s Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017. Geisinger Health Plan’s PPO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Quality Options. Geisinger Gold HMO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Health Plan.

About TalixTalix provides risk and quality analytics to help providers, payers and accountable care organizations address the growing challenges of value-based healthcare. Its leading-edge SaaS applications leverage machine learning and advanced patient data analytics to transform complex data into actionable intelligence that drives improved coding efficiency and accuracy, leading to better patient outcomes and reduced costs. For more information, please visit www.talix.com or follow @TalixHealth on Twitter.