A monthly roundup of news and updates from MX
June 2021 Edition
MX Welcomes New General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Killingsworth has joined MX as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer. Elizabeth has provided counsel and guidance to organizations within the healthcare sector for more than a decade, with a particular focus on the intersection of healthcare and technology. She has extensive experience in network building, health information exchange and connectivity, and navigating the relationship between commercial enterprises and a complex regulatory overlay.
Elizabeth’s previous roles include leadership positions, serving as Associate General Counsel at Surescripts and Senior Counsel at Evidera. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, earning a Dillard Fellowship, and her BA from Vanderbilt University. Welcome, Elizabeth!
Manifest MedEx Releases Report Indicating Californians Fell as Much as 50% Behind on Medical Care, Especially Preventive Screenings and Children’s Health, During the 2020 Pandemic
MX is pleased to share our newly released report titled “Pandemic Aftershocks: Examining the Decline in Healthcare Utilization in California during COVID-19.” This report is an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare utilization in our state. It equips California healthcare providers and leaders with important insights to address gaps in care and plan for future public health events.
Key findings of the report, comparing healthcare utilization during COVID-19 to pre-pandemic levels:
- Ambulatory visit volumes across the state initially fell by more than 50%. Although visit volumes quickly rebounded, they remained about 20% below baseline levels.
- Ambulatory visit declines for children and adolescents were substantially larger than for adults.
- The volume of preventive services, such as cancer screenings, fell 20-40%. This included drops for mammography (-20%), colonoscopy (-34%) and cervical cancer screenings (-41%). It will be important to catch up quickly on these screening services and monitor whether cancers are diagnosed at later stages across the next few years.
- In contrast, volumes for other services, such as hip arthroplasty and PET scans, were down only modestly for the year.
More details of the findings in the “Pandemic Aftershocks” report are available online. This report is based on an analysis of a longitudinal cohort of just over 4 million Californians, about 10% of the state’s population. Also included in the report are high-level recommendations on how health policy officials, clinicians, and health plans can come together to address the gaps in care.
As California reopens, providers and hospitals need to prepare for a surge of catch-up care and proactively target those patients most in need. By analyzing clinical and claims data, MX provides participants with population health management tools to quickly identify and reach out to patients who need preventive and chronic care.
For more information on how you can use MX tools to prepare for increased volume and target your patients most in need, please contact your Customer Success specialist or email us at customersuccess@
MX to Begin NCQA Data Aggregator Validation for Measure Year 2021
MX will soon begin the process of validating Participant data for the NCQA Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) program. This process allows health plans to use clinical data as standard supplemental data for HEDIS measurement, which reduces a plan's audit burden and helps improve the quality and accuracy of clinical data available to MX Participants. MX will share updates as this process proceeds. Please be on the look out for communication from MX regarding data validation. We appreciate your help and collaboration in this important program that benefits the entire network.
MX Partners with Elation Health to Expand HIE Network in California
Elation Health and Manifest MedEx (MX) have partnered to expand the MX network throughout California. Elation Health, a provider of ERM, telehealth, and revenue cycle management services, is “committed to technology that values your time and puts the patient interaction first.” Having their medical providers participate in the MX network supports the Elation Health mission of “empowering primary care physicians and their practices to deliver phenomenal patient care.” MX is excited about our partnership with Elation, and we look forward to providing physicians with tools and information to effectively treat their patients and achieve the best outcomes.
New data sources available on MX today:
CCDAs from the following 22 participants
Atiga Family Practice
BAWJ Medical Services Inc AKA Perris Community Family & Urgent Care
Calexico Health Center
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation - Coachella
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation -
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation - Riverside
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation - Upland
Dharmavijaypal R. Narayan
Innovative Care Medicine
Innovative Care Medicine - Riverside
Primary Care Consultants, Inc., A Medical Group
Roberto C. Tongson, M.D.
Sampath Ramakrishnan, M.D., Inc. AKA Bay Area Home Care Medical Group
Tibbetts Medical Group
Pioneers Health Center
Pioneers Children’s Health Center
Center for Digestive and Liver Disease at Pioneers
Specialty Center at Pioneers
Surgical Health at Pioneers
Urology - Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
Women's Health at Pioneers
Lab data from the following 23 participants
Anil K. Patel, M.D.
Desert Primary Care Medical Associates, Inc.
Hank C. Hill
MD Community Care Center
Mohammad Shakfeh, M.D.
Mohsen El Ramah
Primary Care Consultants, Inc., A Medical Group
Rahul L. Patel, M.D.
Senior's Choice Medical Group, Inc.
Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc.
Tejaskumar Naik, M.D., A Medical Corporation
Tri River Medicine, Inc.
ORUs from the following 1 participant
Methodist Hospital of Southern California