ITASCA, IL (July 25, 2016) – LaunchPoint, a provider of payment integrity and risk management solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations, today announced it has appointed Steve Forcash as Vice President, Analytics. A healthcare executive with strong experience in data and analytics, Forcash will be responsible for the advancement of LaunchPoint’s analytics vision and strategy operations, while partnering with LaunchPoint’s product strategy, finance, business operations, and information technology teams to assess opportunities, develop learning, and drive analytics adoption rates for LaunchPoint divisions Discovery Health Partners and Ajilitee.
LaunchPoint marked 4,700 percent growth over a five-year period and was named the 100th fastest-growing company on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and #14 in Healthcare. In addition, the firm was recently ranked the 4th fastest growing Chicago-area company on the 2016 Crain’s Fast Fifty listing.
“The changing demands of the healthcare industry call for analytic-minded payment integrity executives like Steve,” said Terrence Ryan, LaunchPoint CEO. “He will help improve payment integrity and risk management case identification and compel data-driven decision making, to benefit LaunchPoint and our clients.”
Since 2012, Forcash has served in senior management positions overseeing analytics and payment integrity operations at Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon). During this time, he oversaw gains in revenue per case improvements as well as managed the implementation of medical-record search capability to improve productivity. He also drove double-digit performance improvements to the post-payment audit and recovery organization through the development of analytic-driven claim valuation techniques. Previously, he held analytics leadership roles at MultiPlan, Inc. (formerly Viant), most recently as Vice President of Reporting and Analytics.
“I am passionate about the role of analytics in improving the cost-effectiveness of healthcare in our country. LaunchPoint is a fast-growing company, with advanced tools that allow clients real transparency into the process,” said Forcash. “I am excited about the opportunity to expand on our current capabilities, by adding more advanced analytic resources aimed at driving incremental growth for LaunchPoint clients. “
Forcash received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude in Mathematics and Spanish from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Steve resides in Clarendon Hills, Illinois with his wife and two daughters.
LaunchPoint operates businesses that provide information-driven solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations. Its two divisions are Discovery Health Partners, a provider of payment integrity and risk management software and solutions for healthcare payers, and Ajilitee, a healthcare information and analytics consulting business. LaunchPoint has been named two years in a row to the Inc. 5000 list, recognized as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. More information is available at www.launchpointcorporation.com, www.ajilitee.com and www.discoveryhealthpartners.com.