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WellSky delivers new interoperability framework

WellSky, a global post-acute and community care technology company, has launched WellSky IO, an interoperability framework that supports local, regional and national patient data exchanges. WellSky IO powers WellSky’s enterprise solutions for advanced analytics, tracking of social determinants of health, and longitudinal care coordination in an integrated, patient-centered ecosystem. Its goal is to help providers…

MedPAC Chairman Glenn Hackbarth

MedPAC discusses limiting patients’ post-acute options

Medicare rules might have to be relaxed to give hospitals more say in where patients go for post-acute care, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposed at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s likely that many hospitals already are “soft steering,” some commissioners said.

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Home health providers will need to meet new referral, QAPI requirements to take part in Medicare and Medicaid … Study: ‘Prehab’ could save $1,200 in post-acute costs per joint replacement patient … Nobel Prize awarded for Alzheimer’s-related research into mind’s ‘GPS’

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