Wine with CarePort: Improving the Current State of Care Coordination for Physician Practices

CarePort®, powered by WellSky®, recently hosted an exclusive virtual event for ambulatory executives from across the country that paired insightful discussion with a delicious wine tasting experience.   Tommy Gotreaux, Senior Clinical Solutions Architect, Sara Radkiewicz, Head of Product, and Merritt Leopard, Area Vice President at CarePort, led an interactive discussion on evolving value-based care programs, […]

Highlights from the State of the Industry webinar

CarePort®, powered by WellSky® recently hosted a webinar with Dr. Lissy Hu, President of Connected Networks at WellSky and Rob Fisher, General Manager & Senior Vice President at WellSky.   Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare delivery has dramatically changed. Efficiently discharging the patient from the hospital isn’t enough. Now, it’s more important than ever to […]

WellSky Spotlight Awards: Leadership in Action | Cleveland Clinic

From the WellSky blog: This year at CareForum, we presented our inaugural WellSky Spotlight Awards. These awards recognize clients who have been true partners to WellSky and have pushed us to new limits, enabling greater capabilities for all our clients.   Leadership in Action Award  The Leadership in Action Award recognizes a client who works with WellSky to […]

Best Practices for Referral Management

Post-acute care (PAC) providers rely on referrals from acute care settings to grow their businesses and drive revenue. Current trends such as taking on risk, participating in value-based care, and the modernization of discharge planning, mean PAC providers will need to prepare for a new landscape of care.   As the PAC landscape continues to […]

Takeaways from the Chicago Care Coordination Summit

CarePort® powered by WellSky® recently hosted The Chicago Care Coordination Summit as part of their Thought Leadership Series, which features educational programs detailing how health systems and hospitals are tackling the most pressing issues in care coordination and post-acute care management. The Chicago Summit was a rare opportunity for thought leaders in the Chicagoland area […]

The ACO REACH Model: Your Questions Answered 

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced that the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model will replace the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC) on January 1, 2023. Read on to learn more about how the new model is different, how it will impact […]

Patient Matching: It’s more complicated than you think

According to, patient matching is “the identification and linking of one patient’s data within and across health systems to obtain a comprehensive view of that patient’s health care record. At a minimum, this is accomplished by linking multiple demographic data fields such as name, birth date, phone number, and address.”  It seems straightforward: a […]

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 […]