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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2022)—The United States’ Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has unveiled guidance on a new Medicaid health home benefit for children with medically complex conditions. This new optional benefit helps state Medicaid programs provide Medicaid-eligible children who have medically complex conditions with person-centered care management, care coordination, and patient and family support.

THE COLONY, TEXAS (August 2, 2022)—Anelto, a provider of remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions, announced that health care sales veteran Chuck Washburn has joined the Anelto executive team as chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, Washburn is responsible for accelerating Anelto’s revenue-generation strategy and sales execution. He reports to Mark Denissen, CEO. 

THE COLONY, Texas (July 26, 2022)—Anelto, a provider of remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions, announced that Tina Null, MSN, RN is joining the team as chief clinical officer. She brings to Anelto decades of health care leadership experience as a leader of clinical operations as well as health information management and patient access operations in two large integrated health systems in the central Ohio area.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2022)—Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing the first-ever home- and community-based services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs. The measure set is intended to provide insight into the quality of HCBS programs and enable states to measure and improve health outcomes for people relying on long-term services and support (LTSS) in Medicaid.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (July 14, 2022) – Boost Home Healthcare, a home health company which provides in-home nursing, therapy and homecare services, has recently opened its first location in Culver City, California. With years of experience owning a ComForCare franchise, a provider of in-home caregiving services, Harry and Maggie Artsvelian expands their services with the addition of Boost, offering clients complete well-rounded care.

TAMPA, Fla. (July 12, 2022)—To improve the quality of homecare for its patients, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is partnering with home health agency, the Visiting Nurse Association, (VNA) to form TGH Home Care powered by VNA of Florida. The new entity will provide a full range of homecare services for Tampa General patients, as well as those in the community needing homecare.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2022)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and a group of likeminded organizations have written to Brian Slater, director of the Division of Home Health and Hospice in the Center for Medicare Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reiterate strong support for the authority of nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) to order and certify home health services for Medicare beneficiaries.