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.
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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.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (July 28, 2022)—Second quarter earnings for Amedisys are down $6.3 million compared to 2021, the company said in a press release this week. The report covered the three-month period ending June 30.
The company’s adjusted earnings before tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were also down nearly 11%, from $83.8 million to $74.4 million.
LAS VEGAS (July 26, 2022)—Two senators have co-sponsored legislation that would prevent proposed Medicare rate cuts for home health agencies, and a companion in the House is expected to follow later this week, the National Association for Homecare and Hospice (NAHC) announced.
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.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (July 21, 2022)—Pediatric Home Service (PHS), an independent provider of comprehensive homecare supporting children with medical complexities, announced the expansion of their services into Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska through the acquisition of two pediatric-focused health care providers.
ORANGE, Calif. & ROCKLIN, Calif. (July 19, 2022)—Luna, a provider of in-home physical therapy, has teamed up with UCI Health, to expand access to patient care by providing in-home physical therapy across Orange County, California.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 15, 2022)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is planning to bring legislation that would freeze reimbursement rates for five years, Calvin McDaniel, the organization’s director of government affairs, said in a webinar hosted by Polsinelli.
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.
DAYTON, Ohio (July 12, 2022)—A federal investigation has recovered $133,661 in back wages for 63 workers of a Dayton home health care provider who misclassified its employees as independent contractors, denied workers overtime pay and falsified payroll records to hide the violations.
NEW YORK (July 12, 2022)—Careswitch, a recent entry to the homecare software space, announced that it is adopting a freemium pricing model: its core agency management system will be free, while its premium payroll processing and other future offerings will require users to upgrade to a paid plan.
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.