More Nursing Homes Look for Upside by Plugging Into Medicare Advantage
Oct 11, 2022
Matt Kinne, Lifespark’s Vice President, Growth joined Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President for Reimbursement Policy and Legal Affairs for AHCA (American health Care Association) for a panel discussion at the AHCA /NCAL convention in Nashville. The conversation focused on ‘Advances in Care at Home Policies: Overview of CMS Proposals and the Future of PAC/LTC’ with Mike and Matt sharing perspectives on Medicare Advantage plans and how shifting benefits are informing SNF participation.
Skilled Nursing News covered the convention highlighting why payments remain an issue and where Lifespark fits in providing a unique solution to drive better long-term, complete senior health experiences.
Here Come The Ads: Yet Minnesotans, Particularly Seniors, Should Expect More From Their Health Care Plans
September 27, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
Too many medical providers get involved only after people are sick. They should be offering help when people are healthy and want to stay that way. That’s the opinion of Lifespark CEO, Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, who wrote this article in Minn Post urging seniors and their families to expect more from their health plans. Lifespark […]
How Home-Based Care Providers Are Planning to Get Involved With The GUIDE Model
September 12, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
In an interview with Patrick Filbin, reporter for Home Health Care News, Matt Kinne, Interim COO and VP, Growth weighed in on how Lifespark views the model and our potential participation. As Filbin noted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first announced the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model in late July. […]
Lifespark Appoints Monica Engel to Board of Directors
August 29, 2023Meaghan Puglisi
Monica Engel, senior vice president of government markets at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has joined the Lifespark Board of Directors. As a member of the executive leadership team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Engel oversees the organization’s government health program business, including Medicare, Medicaid, the federal employee plan and individual market […]