Editors' Top 5, Week of May 22
Can Ailing Illinois Afford In-Home Care for Seniors? Illinois’ Community Care Program is being stretched to the limit with an influx of aging baby boomers and an already deep budget crisis. (...
Hospice Advocate Honored With Care Award
SANTA ANA, Calif. ( May 18, 2017)—At age 14, Michelle Wulfestieg was told she wouldn’t live to be 30. She had survived a massive stroke when she was just 11 years old and a second stroke, thought to...
Point of Rental Essentials is Now Multilingual
DALLAS, Texas (May 18, 2017)—Point of Rental Essentials, the cloud-based rental software from Point of Rental, has gone multilingual. With its most recent update, the program added Spanish,...
Medtrade 2017 Expo Schedule Change
ATLANTA (May 18, 2017)—After reviewing many comments from exhibitors and attendees, Medtrade officials are expanding Expo hours on day two (Tuesday) and day three (Wednesday). The show will...
SelectData Appoints New Board Member
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 18, 2017)—SelectData, a company specializing in homecare revenue cycle management and medical coding, announced its board of directors has appointed Mark S. Heaney as its newest...
Congressional Letter Introduced to Support DMEPOS and CRT Reforms
Washington D.C. (May 17, 2017)—A letter authored by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is calling for reforms to policies...
DATA Act of 2017 Would Help Prevent Medicare Audits for HME
Via AAHomecare—WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2017)—We have just received confirmation that Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has formally introduced legislation that would require prior...
Spinal Brace Manufacturer Nominated for Entrepreneurial Award
IRVINE, Calif. (May 16, 2017)—Aspen Medical Products, the market-leading provider of spinal braces, is proud to announce that founder and CEO Dan Williamson has been named a finalist in the...
QS/1 President to Retire
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 16, 2017)—Tammy Devine, president of QS/1, has announced that she will retire later this year. Tammy began her career with QS/1 35 years ago as a programmer. She became...
PMHC Issues Statement Supporting Expansion of Medicaid Fraud Control
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2017)—David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (PMHC), issued the following statement with the release of a letter by the Partnership for...
Capital One Funds Homecare Growth
Bethesda, Md. (May 15, 2017)—Capital One announced today that it served as the agent, joint lead arranger and sole bookrunner for a $250 million senior credit facility—consisting of a $125 million...
Editors' Top 5, Week of May 15
Boot Camp Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care of Themselves, Too Doctors and researchers increasingly recognize that caring for people with dementia compromises the physical and mental...
New Products and Companies In Store for Medtrade 2017
ATLANTA (May 9, 2017)—New exhibitors are joining familiar names as exhibitors sign on to Medtrade, scheduled for Oct. 23–26, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “Attendees...
DME MAC Contractor Shares Update on Jurisdiction C and B Claims Reprocessing
—Via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2017)—On Monday, CGS, the DME MAC Jurisdiction C and B contractor announced that they are prepared to begin reprocessing claims that are subject to the...
AAHomecare Meets with CMS General Counsel
—Via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2017)—AAHomecare continues to press the case for longer-term relief for rural and non-bid area providers, as well as for significant structural improvements...