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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2022)—The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Administration for Community Living, released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. It highlights nearly 350 actions the federal government will take to support family caregivers in the coming year and more than 150 actions that can be adopted at other levels of government and across the private sector to build a system to support family caregivers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2022)—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has awarded approximately $25 million in planning grants to five new states and territories to expand access to home and community-based services (HCBS) through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. With these awards, 41 states and territories across the country will now participate in MFP.

CARY, N.C. (August 23, 2022)—Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc., (ACHC) now offers certification to vendors who provide products, such as electronic patient records, human resources management solutions, document management tools, and more, to ACHC-accredited community-based organizations. The new certification offering provides validation that a vendor’s products meet the requirements of some or all relevant ACHC Standards.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (August 18, 2022)—Always Best Care Senior Services announced that it has signed new franchise agreements in Seattle, Washington, Orlando, Florida and Humble, Texas, welcoming new owners to the system and expanding its brand presence in key states. These agreements come as the senior care franchise system in the continues to capitalize on over 10% sales growth in 2021 and an increased demand for in-home senior care by targeting new markets around the country for expansion.

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.