AAHomecare, VGM Group Inc. Unite for Consumer Advocacy
 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2016)—Unifying the voices of consumer advocates nationwide, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) and VGM Group Inc. today announced merger plans for...
AAHomecare Responds to CMS's Competitive Bidding Data
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2016)—CMS’s recently published statement on Medicare assignment rate information is grossly inadequate for evaluating the impact of the first round of deep competitive-...
Sunrise Medical Introduces Folding Option to Popular Pediatric Wheelchair
FRESNO, CALIF. (May 24, 2016)—Today, Sunrise Medical announced the Zippie IRIS (Intelligent-Rotation-in-Space) wheelchair is now available with a folding option providing compact portability. With...
Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group Analyzes Post-Acute Sector
New York, N.Y. (May 19, 2016)—The post-acute care sector must evolve to survive an onslaught of disruption coming in the next ten years, according to a new analysis by Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare...
Brownmed Acquires Joslin Orthopedic Gear
BOSTON (May 24, 2016)—Brownmed, a leading manufacturer of products aimed at improving the quality of life for patients, announced today that it has acquired Joslin Orthopedic Gear and its line of...
Home Health Start Up Focusing on Senior Care in New Jersey
UNION, NJ (May 23, 2016)—Care Assist, LLC, a home health care provider based in Union, New Jersey, opened its doors last month to assist seniors and their families throughout northern and central New...
Sales Executive for Glatfelter Healthcare Practice Relocates to Eastern Region
YORK, PA (May 18, 2016)—Glatfelter Healthcare Practice (GHP), a division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, announces the relocation of John Lewis, sales executive, from Colorado to Virginia. Lewis will...
HomeCare Editors' Top 5: Week of May 23
Here's How the New Overtime Law Will Affect You A new law dramatically expands overtime protection. Here's how it will affect millions of Americans. (Fast Company/Gale Gutherie Wiseman) Five...
VGM and Associates and Whitebridge Financial Join Forces to Offer More Options to Customers
WATERLOO, Iowa (May 18, 2016)—VGM and Associates and Whitebridge Financial announce their partnership to provide VGM’s members and their customers with better access to financing options. “We are...
Study Reveals Not All Pulse Oximeters Are the Same
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 17, 2016)—Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry, today announced the results of a new independent hypoxia lab study in humans that demonstrates that Nonin...
It's You Babe Wins Mom's Choice Award
LAKE STATION, Mich. (May 19, 2016)—The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) has named the Best Cradle by It’s You Babe as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation...
Awrel Releases First HIPAA-Compliant App for Dentists
BOSTON (May 18, 2016)—Awrel, a Boston-based start-up, today announced that the first-ever HIPAA-compliant texting application for quick, easy and secure dental communication and collaboration is...
CQRC Responds to Latest CMS Competitive Bidding Report
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) today cautioned that data released from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) do not fully reflect the...
BridgeHealth Announces New Executive Management Team
DENVER, Colo. (May 18, 2016)—Representatives of BridgeHealth Medical, Inc. (BridgeHealth) announced a new executive management team to lead the company as it continues to grow and expand its...
CMS Releases Data, Claims Competitive Bidding Program is a Success
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016)—Starting in 2011, section 1834(a)(1)(F) of the Social Security Act (the Act) required CMS to use competitive bidding to set payment amounts for Durable Medical...