Please note that University Physicians, Inc. is now doing business as University of Colorado Medicine (or "CU Medicine").
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UPI’s Health Plans and Analytics Department (Formerly Health Plan Development (HPD)) Department houses the essential business functions of Commercial Payer Contracting, Professional Services Contracting and Managed Care Credentialing for School of Medicine (SOM) faculty members.
Liz Kissick
Vice President, Payor Relations and Network Development
303.493.7510
Pat Keister
Administrative Assistant
303.493.7505
The Business Intelligence team develops reporting and analytics systems for the various HPD teams, UPI leadership, and School of Medicine departments. Using UPI’s clinical data and integrated with other sources, our focus is on a more metric-based response to the often asked, “what if.” BI is also responsible for collecting provider clinical FTEs and clinical workforce productivity related analytics.
Michael Lewis
Sr Manager Business Intelligence
303.493.7509
Ariel Alfonso
Manager Business Intelligence
303.493.7550
Toni Baruti
Sr Business Intelligence Consultant
303.493.7515
Mike Scardaville
Sr Business Intelligence Analyst
303.493.7506
UPI’s Commercial Payer Contracting group offers SOM faculty leading edge contract reimbursement rates and contract language with all major payers within the market.
Kris Spirek
Managed Care Contracting Manager
303.493.8306
Betsy Drake
Managed Care Coordinator
303.493.8314
UPI’s Managed Care Credentialing staff credentials the SOM faculty members for participation on over 40 Managed Care Organization (MCO) panels. This credentialing facilitates UPI to bill and collect for services rendered to each respective MCO health plan member.
Renee Holmes
Manager of UPI Credentialing
303.493.8380
Robyn Polk
UPI Credentialing Coordinator
303.493.8374
UPI’s Professional Services Contracting group manages the contracting of professional services for all School of Medicine faculty members. Such contracts entail the performance of paid consulting, clinical and administrative services by faculty members on behalf of external organizations including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals and healthcare facilities, and federal, state and local government agencies.
Rob Shikiar
Senior Legal Counsel
303.493.8309
Vera McCartney
Contract Coordinator, Managed Care Contracting
303.493.8309
CU Health Plan Medical Management performs utilization management for the CU Health Plan Exclusive and the CU GME Health Plans.
Lynn Riippi
Senior Case Manager
303.493.7540

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