Cotiviti Partners with Leading Payer and Broker Clients to Deliver New Insights for Better Financial and Clinical Performance at 2019 RISE Nashville Summit
Experts will present new market data on converging health plan risk adjustment and quality improvement functions, as well as the essentials of effective data management in an age of data proliferation


ATLANTA, March 11, 2019Cotiviti , a leader in data-driven healthcare solutions, is partnering with several premier payer and broker organizations to present best practices for achieving financial and clinical health at the 13th Annual RISE Nashville Summit. The company will also highlight new research findings into the convergence of risk adjustment optimization and quality improvement functions, identifying the benefits health plans expect to gain by bringing these two critical activities together and their progress to date.

“While quality improvement and risk adjustment have been siloed in most payer organizations, major health plans are now realizing the benefits of bringing these previously disparate functions together to improve both their financial performance and clinical outcomes for their members,” said Jordan Bazinsky, executive vice president and administrative officer of Cotiviti. “However, as these barriers to convergence continue to break down, payers need a sound data management framework in order to realize the full business value of the flood of data at their disposal, leading to better outcomes for health plans, their members, and their providers.”

Cotiviti’s Lesley Brown, Ph.D., vice president of product management, will present new market data generated by a recent survey of senior health plan leaders on the current and expected future state of the convergence of risk adjustment and quality improvement. Her session on Tuesday, March 19, will also feature a presentation by Health First Health Plans, offering best practices for overcoming the barriers to this convergence.

Sumant Rao, Cotiviti’s senior vice president of performance analytics, will co-present with David Costello, Ph.D., chief analytics officer, at a session titled, “Drowning in Data: Practical Approaches to Data Management to Power Your Analytics.” They will be joined by an expert panel of Cotiviti health plan and broker clients including Highmark, Precept Group, Marsh and McLennan Agency, and AP Benefit Advisors. The session on Monday, March 18 will focus on the basics of data management—in particular, disparate data management—and the role data lake architectures play in finding meaningful answers. Attendees will walk away with actionable insights into how to use data more effectively to support informed cost and quality initiatives and drive data-enabled collaboration.

Cotiviti is a platinum sponsor of RISE, the leading conference for healthcare organizations looking to elevate performance across risk adjustment, quality improvement, and financial compliance. The conference is being held from March 17–19, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.

About Cotiviti
Cotiviti is a leading solutions and analytics company that is reshaping the economics of healthcare, helping its clients uncover new opportunities to unlock value. Cotiviti’s solutions are a critical foundation for healthcare payers in their mission to lower healthcare costs and improve quality through higher performing  Payment Accuracy, Quality and Performance, Risk Adjustment, and network performance management programs. The company also supports the retail  and life/legal industries with data management and recovery audit services that improve business outcomes. For more information, visit

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