Populytics, Inc., a population health management and analytics firm, and wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), has announced a reorganization after the retirement of previous president and CEO Gregory Kile. Leadership will transition to two seasoned executives, one a physician and one a health care executive at LVHN, who will collaborate in maximizing future value-based performance for Populytics and LVHN.
Robert X. Murphy Jr., MD, is President and CEO of Populytics, an advanced analytics firm specializing in population health management. In this role, he leads LVHN’s movement toward fee-for-value and value-based reimbursement by providing medical leadership and oversight to all LVHN health plan related entities, as well as leads the strategy, construction, and execution of value-based medical elements in all payer contracts. In addition, he is President of the Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG), the LVHN-employed physician group comprising 1,200 physicians and 800 APCs, while also nurturing relationships with independent physicians across the region. Dr. Murphy also serves as President and Board Chair of LVHN’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO). He drives the development of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) and oversees Population Health, Community Health, and the Leonard Parker Pool Institute for Health, Telehealth and Government Relations.
Dr. Murphy has been active in the educational sector, as a Professor of Surgery at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and the Leonard Parker Pool Chair in Community Health & Health Studies at LVHN. He is the Program Director for the LVHN Residency in Plastic Surgery and has served as a visiting professor in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and South America. He is the editor and primary author of an international textbook of reconstructive plastic surgery and is also an editor for the international Plastic Surgery Journal, PRS GO, and has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a special government employee for the United States FDA, serving on panels related to devices, pharmaceuticals, and patient safety.
Currently, he serves as the Chair of the International Subcommittee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and as President of the International Confederation of Plastic Surgeons (ICOPLAST). He is a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Murphy received a Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University. He is board-certified in Plastic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He received his Master of Science degree in Health Evaluation Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and his undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. In addition, he has participated in Executive Education offered by Harvard Business School, the American College of Physician Executives, and Duke University.
Tom Marchozzi, LVHN’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will handle oversight of payer relations-related activity at Populytics, including contracting and insurance-related matters. This will provide further alignment in contract negotiations and allow for enhanced coordination for processes related to payment, pre-approvals, denials management, and a host of day-to-day, payer-related matters.
Marchozzi joined LVHN as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2018 from Universal Health Services, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President and CFO for the Acute Care division. Prior to UHS, he worked for Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, CT, as Executive Vice President and CFO. In his 30-plus years of professional experience, Marchozzi has held senior-level finance positions at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC; MedStar Health in Columbia, MD; Jefferson Health System in Radnor, PA; and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Marchozzi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drexel University, and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Villanova University, both in Philadelphia, Pa. He has taken courses in a doctoral program with a concentration on higher education administration at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified health care financial professional and a certified public accountant.