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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...

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Verma joins WellSky board

September 22, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Seema Verma, former administrator of CMS, has joined WellSky’s board of directors. Verma’s experience creating national health care policies and developing technology standards will accelerate WellSky’s mission to transform care at every level, the company says. “Seema is a nationally recognized health policy expert equipped with a deep understanding of the complexities of the health care industry,” said Bill Miller, WellSky CEO. “With...

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WellSky taps former Cigna exec

September 9, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has named Andy Eilert as president, emerging markets, where he will focus on enhancing WellSky’s provider software and analytics capabilities to optimize care and scale provider performance in emerging healthcare markets. Eilert has more than 25 years of experience in health care services and technology, most recently as president of post-acute, home, and emerging solutions at Evernorth, a division of Cigna. “Andy brings decades of experience and proven...

Andy Eilert, Home health care, WellSky


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In brief: ResMed shows ‘strength,’ Apria’s ‘ahead,’ CMS provides bid comparison

August 6, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed reported revenue increased 14% to $876.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Net income was $195.1 million vs. $177.8 million.  The company reported revenue increased 8% to $3.2 billion for fiscal year 2021 compared to the previous year. Net income was $474.5 million vs. $621.7 million.  “Our fourth quarter and full-year fiscal year 2021 results continue to demonstrate the strength and resiliency of our business,”...

AOPA, Apria, CRT, Kubat HealthCare, Lifeway Mobility, NCART, NRRTS, ResMed, WellSky


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WellSky enhances social services coordination

August 4, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Healthify, a company that connects health care organizations with social services organizations to address social determinants of health. Together, WellSky and Healthify will connect providers across and within communities to identify social needs, search for social services and coordinate care with an accountable network of community partners to improve outcomes and remove social barriers to health and wellness, according...

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WellSky names new CFO 

April 22, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has named Akash Raj chief financial officer effective immediately. Raj has a lengthy track record leading multiple Fortune 500 companies, including most recently Motorola, through unprecedented periods of growth and strategic transformation. “Akash brings a wealth of experience in leading finance organizations at established companies,” said Bill Miller, CEO. “His acute understanding of software and services and capital deployment will...

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WellSky upgrades CareInsights solution 

April 14, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has made enhancements to its CareInsights solution suite, known as CareInsights Guidance. CareInsights Guidance is available as part of the WellSky CareInsights for Home Health solution, which is powered by algorithms based on historical data from more than 7 million home health patient episodes. It now delivers enhanced utilization management for improved care planning, in addition...

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WellSky earns health IT certification

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky’s Hospice & Palliative V.500 technologies have achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification through the Drummond Group, an authorized certification body. The stamp of approval means the software offers interoperability functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the criteria of various regulatory programs that require...

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WellSky acquisition signals post-acute care is 'taking front seat'

November 13, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky's plans to acquire CarePort Health, a care coordination software company that connects acute and post-acute providers and payers, will bring “science” to the discharge process, says Bill Miller. CarePort Health's EHR-agnostic platform allows providers and payers to take a new approach to tracking and managing patients throughout their care. “What is the best place for a patient to receive care (when they leave an acute setting)?” said Miller,...

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