Meet Our Writers

Rebecca Johnson has been the brains, heart and soul behind Eli’s Home Care Week for almost 15 years. She dove into the industry right about the time the BBA was wrecking havoc on HHA reimbursement, and has been helping HHAs thrive and stay compliant ever since. She is an expert on legislation, regulation, reimbursement, clinical protocols, business strategies, and more.

Marian Cannell, RN, JD writes Eli’s OASIS Alert. Marian came to Eli almost 10 years ago with considerable background experience as both a nurse and a government attorney — and she brings this practical savvy to the DME and home care markets she has covered.

Karen Lusky, BA, MSN, RN, is a healthcare writer who has covered post-acute reimbursement, geriatric medicine, and quality-of-care issues for 20 years. She is editor of Eli’s Hospice Insider. Ms. Lusky has clinical experience in a variety of areas, including geropsychiatry and case management for long-term care recipients.

Jan Mater-Cavagnero MA, HCS-D, specializes in diagnosis coding for home health agencies, as well as the wide variety of issues that impact the hospice industry. Jan is an editor-in-chief for Eli Healthcare, where she has written Home Health ICD-9 Alert for five years. Jan has degrees from St. John Fisher College and SUNY College at Brockport.


Mary Compton, PhD, CPC has written and edited publications in the long-term care and rehab markets for most of her nine years with Eli Research. As a writer, she’s covered assisted living business strategies, long-term care compliance and news, and rehab in inpatient and outpatient settings. In her current role as editorial director, she works closely with the post-acute writers and has overseen new product launches in hospice and wound care.

Erin Lang Masercola, PhD, CPC has been writing about health law, reimbursement, compliance and HIT for about 10 years. Over the years, she’s worked with Eli’s stellar home health, hospice and DME writers. Most recently, she been working on bring searchable, top-notch healthcare articles to the web and creating a virtual space for home health and hospice professionals to form networks and share information. Erin holds degrees from U. Texas-Austin and U. North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a certified professional medical coder through AAPC.