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In brief: Omnibus bill, Performant contract, Cardinal CFO

December 23, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers have passed a $1.7 trillion omnibus legislative package that will keep the government funded through September. A draft of the bill included two major HME policy priorities: an extension for the 75/25 blended Medicare rate for non-CBA/non-rural suppliers through the end of 2023; and the prevention of across-the-board 4% Medicare cuts for 2023 and 2024 that would have been triggered by the application of provisions in 2010 “PAYGO” budget legislation.  Provisions...

Cardinal Health, Home Medical Equipment, MobilityWorks, Omnibus, Performant, Protez Foundation, WellSky


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WellSky, Option Care Health expand partnership

December 22, 2022HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has expanded its partnership with Option Care Health Inc. to accelerate innovations and workflow enhancements within WellSky’s infusion and specialty pharmacy platform, CareTend. Option Care will implement the software across its more than 160 locations. “Our decision to select WellSky’s CareTend as our go-forward platform was pivotal to our core value of delivering comprehensive infusion care resulting in greater operating efficiencies and higher...

Home Infusion Therapy, Option Care Health, WellSky


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In brief: Home ventilation’s benefits, California’s win, EZ-Access' expansion

July 8, 2022HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has published a third peer-reviewed study demonstrating the benefits of non-invasive ventilation at home.   Using 100% research identifiable fee-for-service Medicare claims from 2016 through 2020, researchers found that using NIVH to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure is associated with significant reductions in mortality, hospitalizations and total Medicare costs.  “In addition to...

EZ-access, Fisher & Paykel, Kubat HealthCare, Millers, Philips, Traccom, Viemed Healthcare, WellSky


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In brief: Sverica Capital, Humana, WellSky, CareBridge

June 17, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – Sverica Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, has made a strategic investment in SG Homecare, a Tustin, Calif.-based provider of DMEPOS to patients throughout the state.  SG specializes in using capitated contracts, serving a wide range of payers and risk-bearing provider groups, acting as a value-added partner to these organizations as they seek to provide high-quality care for their home-based populations.  “After an exhaustive search for the...

CareBridge, Humana, onehome, SG Homecare, Sverica Capital Management, WellSky


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WellSky’s CarePort sees ‘record growth’ 

June 15, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – Nearly 2,500 post-acute providers, including HME providers, and 13,000 home- and community-based services organizations joined the CarePort network in 2021, signifying record growth within the platform’s post-acute, home and community client base, the company says.  CarePort, a care coordination software company powered by WellSky, also launched CarePort Community, a new referral and care coordination platform for post-acute, home- and community-based providers, that...

Care Coordination, CarePort Health, Post-Acute Care, WellSky


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WellSky prioritizes growth 

April 25, 2022HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – WellSky has hired a new chief growth officer to lead the next phase of the company’s evolution and to help expand its footprint in the Kansas City region. Dale Zurbay has more than 25 years of experience in sales, business development and executive leadership in the health care technology space, most recently as senior vice president of sales, health care, at Nuance Communications, a conversational AI technology company that provides software solutions and services...

chief growth officer, Dale Zurbay, WellSky


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Option Care seeks to set standard

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Option Care seeks to set standard

February 18, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health has an obligation to increase the exchange of health care data across the health care system, says Brett Michalak, CIO.  In January, Option Care Health and WellSky announced plans to launch CommonWell Health Alliance services in all 50 states in the second quarter of 2022 to help improve access to health data.   “We’re going to be looking at how we try to set the standard around how we can provide that interoperability...

Brett Michalak, Option Care Health, WellSky


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WellSky, Option Care Health promote interoperability

January 6, 2022HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky Health and Option Care Health will launch CommonWell Health Alliance services in all 50 states in the second quarter of 2022 to help facilitate health information exchange.  Option Care Health will join CommonWell through WellSky I/O, accessible within WellSky’s electronic health record system.  “Option Care Health is a pioneer in the infusion therapy space and WellSky is proud to partner with them to further their interoperability initiatives,”...

John Rademacher, Option Care Health, WellSky


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Seema Verma

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Verma on PHE flexibilities: ‘I don’t think it’s possible to go back to business as usual’

October 8, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Seema Verma, former CMS administrator and a new member of WellSky’s board of directors, shares her thoughts on everything from health care software to PHE-related flexibilities to competitive bidding.   HME News: Can you talk about the role that providers of health care software, analytics and services play in improving health care efficiency and outcomes?   Seema Verma: Providers of health care software are on the frontlines, as they create the tools...

Competitive Bidding, Public Health Emergency, Seema Verma, WellSky


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UnityPoint at Home partners with WellSky on care coordination

September 30, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — UnityPoint at Home, a subsidiary of UnityPoint Health that supports UnityPoint Accountable Care, will use WellSky’s care coordination platform and network of more than 4,000 personal care agencies to provide personal care as part of its Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)-at-home program. UnityPoint at Home provides comprehensive in-home care, including home health, hospice, infusion therapy, rehabilitation and HME services in Iowa and Illinois. “We know that more...

UnityPoint at Home, WellSky


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