Hu founded CarePort while she was a graduate student at Harvard. The care coordination technology company was acquired a second time last fall by Wellsky, a healthcare technology company for $1.35 billion.
Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Hu about the new CMS Direct Contracting Model, the latest addition to the value-based care menagerie, and what it means for ACOs, Medicare Advantage and care coordination. The model’s first performance year is scheduled to start next month.
Here are some excerpts of the transcript of their conversation:
About CarePort Health
We are a care coordination technology company that bridges hospitals with post-acute care. So all the nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, all of the needs that patients have, after a hospital stay, we connect the two together and enable smooth transitions from hospital and out into the community.