Exploring post-acute authorization

What is post-acute authorization? Post-acute authorization, also known as prior authorization for post-acute care, requires that information from both the organization actively managing the patient’s care – as well as the organization that will take over the patient’s care – is sent to the payer or convener, who then either approves or denies the patient’s […]

Revisiting prior authorization with Matt Gagalis

Back in October, we shared a blog post that explained prior authorization and the bill – H.R. 3107, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 – that seeks to fix it. This bi-partisan legislation has not yet been approved, however, and prior authorization has remained a hot topic as the push for a […]

Take Six with Merritt Leopard, Enterprise Sales Executive

You worked for Allscripts for nearly 17 years, and have been with CarePort for 2 years! What first drew you to Allscripts?  I don’t know how it’s already been 17 years, but I think the fact that the company is always evolving and I’m always working on something new has kept things exciting. A combination of things brought me here. […]

Medicare fines as a metric for evaluating SNF quality

When evaluating SNF quality, one health system resource is the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, which includes information on the characteristics and quality of all 15,000+ Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities in the country. Among the quality measures reported are CMPs, or Civil Monetary Penalties; when state survey agencies find that a SNF is noncompliant with […]