Joanne Wisely, Vice President for Regulation and Compliance, named to CMS’s Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Technical Expert Panel

Kennett Square, PA – November 9, 2015—To understand how to apply the complex rules that govern healthcare today, you have to have a keen appreciation for detail and a strong understanding of government and policy. And that’s exactly why Joanne Wisely, our Vice President for Regulation and Compliance, succeeds in her role.

Joanne was recently named to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) Technical Expert Panel (TEP). This panel will provide input as CMS develops resource use measures to meet the mandate of the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. 

A speech-language pathologist by training, Joanne is sought after in the industry for her knowledge of legislation, regulation, reimbursement and clinical best practice. She currently sits on two committees for the American Health Care Association: the Therapy Advisory Board and the Post Acute Measures Work Group. Joanne was named Chairperson of the IMPACT Act Implementation Workgroup for the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL) in 2014, and has worked as the Pennsylvania Representative to the Medicare Administrative Contractor Network for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2003. She recently wrote The Numbers Game In Older Adult Care for the ASHA Leader, a monthly newsmagazine for 182,000 ASHA members.

Joanne is also a prolific lecturer. This month, she is an invited speaker for AHSA’s 2015 National Convention, presenting a Trailblazer Session entitled Prepare for Impact! She has also given numerous presentations and has served on multiple panels for local, state, and national organizations and institutions of higher education.

Joanne has been with Genesis Rehab Services since 1995, where she started as a clinical specialist/ supervisor. Today, she is responsible for the organizational development, oversight and implementation of quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives, regulatory and compliance efforts, policy development, government relations activities, and legislative and regulatory advocacy. 

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