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Machine learning: Use data to develop outcomes

Q. What is machine learning and how does it improve post-acute care outcomes and provide cost savings?

A. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have been integrated in our daily lives from social media interactions, retail shopping and now healthcare.

In brief: Norco expands footprint, HealthSplash buys DMERX


BOISE, Idaho – Norco has acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash., a strategic addition to its existing business in central Washington. Norco will assume ownership of Freedom Medical Supply on Oct. 1.

CareCentrix, Medullan to develop virtual tools


HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has partnered with Medullan, a digital health firm, to develop virtual care tools that connect providers, patients and payers through flexible, mobile technology outside the four walls of the hospital.

CareCentrix pursues 360-degree view of patients

‘The more data that’s available, the more you can learn and the more you’re able to see relationships no one could see before,’ says Steve Wogen

HARTFORD, Conn. – It may seem like a concept straight out of a sci-fi film, but artificial intelligence is being used across industries, and although health care has been a little slower on the uptake, its time has come, says CareCentrix’s Steve Wogen.

CareCentrix bends cost curve

Partnership with Performant will decrease waste, create higher-performing networks, company says

HARTFORD, Conn. – HME providers may view CareCentrix’s recently announced partnership with Peformant as just another layer of scrutiny, but a company official says it will go a long way toward moving more care into the home.

CareCentrix, Performant specialize fraud efforts


HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has teamed up with Performant Financial Corporation, the new national RAC for DME, home health and hospice, to deploy specialized analytics and algorithms to better identify and decrease waste and fraud, it announced May 23.

CareCentrix requires repeat authorizations for oxygen


HARTFORD, Conn. – A recently announced change to CareCentrix’s authorization process for oxygen patients covered under a Medicare Advantage plan has stakeholders scratching their heads.

In brief: Bill seeks to change LCD process, Apria provides notice of security breach


WASHINGTON – Two senators recently introduced a bill that seeks to improve the transparency and accountability of the local coverage determination (LCD) process performed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

CareCentrix builds bridge to home


HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix has launched a cloud-based platform that connects patients to the providers and care they need when they’re discharged from the hospital.