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Matthew Lazari

Greater Los Angeles Area

My background is mostly in hospitals, working mostly on the finance side. I also founded Lazari Analytics LLC that provides analytical support to a variety of clients including hospitals, research departments at academic centers and Health IT start ups. My experience allows me to contribute in every area of the healthcare industry. I received my Masters of Health Administration from USC and am a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Hospital Finance

    Expertise in health finance includes: budgeting, hospital finance, accounting, financial planning, payer and government analysis, clinical outcomes and quality improvement.

    • Finance
    • Forecasting
    • financial modeling
    • financial plan
    • Hospitals
    • hospital management
    • Reduce hospital readmission
    • Relationship between quality of outcomes and cost
    • Outcomes / Quality of Care
    • Information Technology
    • Payer

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Biotech, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Payers
Markets, Health Indications, Health Issues
  • Hospitals
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Analytics
  • Biology
  • hospital acquired infections
  • Payer Research
  • Payer Strategy
  • Research
  • Business development, strategy, operations
  • Medicare Advantage Payers
  • Managed Medicaid Payers
Geographies
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • San Jose, CA
  • Modesto, CA

Experience

  • Administrator, Decision Support Services

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) | March 2013 - Current

    Oversee the Decision Support department staff and functions. Staff include, managed care analysts, budget analysts, clinical data analyst, senior decision support analysts, and business system analyst. Responsible for the hospital budget, cost accounting, expected reimbursement, clinical analysis, business intelligence tools, clinical, operational, and financial performance improvement initiatives, involvement in all aspects of revenue cycle. Develop all strategic business plans presented to the Board, and help oversee implementation of strategic plans.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    California State University, Dominguez Hills | January 2014 - Current

    Part-Time Lecturer in the Division of Health Sciences.

  • Manager Financial Operations Improvement

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles CHLA | February 2012 - March 2013

    Oversee all managed care analysis, contract modeling, participating in negotiations, revenue cycle analysis, and any process improvement/changes in the revenue cycle Manage and oversee the cost accounting process and expected reimbursement Co-chair operational review meetings with the COO Conduct and oversee quality analysis including re-admissions and other hospital acquired conditions Conduct and manage all analytics and operational support/review for all process improvement projects throughout the hospital, ROIs, and business plan development, and clinical operations Member of: nursing operational meeting, revenue cycle committee, access improvement committee, all supply chain committees, throughput committee, utilization management, denials committee, IT project capital committee, and other ad hoc committees as needed

  • Senior Decision Support Analyst

    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles | March 2011 - February 2012

    Responsibilities include: budgeting for the entire hospital. Overseeing all financial analysis over the ancillary and support service areas. Creating and implementing both inpatient and outpatient profitability reports. Creating tools for clinical resource management such as day of discharge utilization. Creating productivity reports and standards along with other ad hoc projects.

  • Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator

    Glendale Adventist Medical Center | July 2009 - May 2011

    Primary Job Responsibilities include: Implementing Cost Savings Opportunities such as Surgical Implant Capitated Pricing Programs, researching alternative products, producing reports that track supply usage. Decision Support Responsibilities include: Pro-Formas for new program initiatives and strategic capital requests, Serviceline Profitability reports, Quality Performance reports, Volume trends, etc...

  • Technical Assistant

    Emanuel Medical Center | September 2006 - August 2008

    Responsibilities include running general chemical tests, culturing bacteria, running bacterial tests, reporting results to doctors and to public health, supervising phlebotomists

Education

  • University of Southern California

    Masters in Health Administration (MHA) | Finance and Operations | 2008 - 2010

  • California State University-Stanislaus

    BS | Double Major in Biology and Business Administration | 2002 - 2008