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.
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TROY, Mich. (September 20, 2022)—Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine have recognized ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Aging Services. This is ComForCare’s second time being named to this prestigious list—coming in at second place in the At Home Care category.
ROOSEVELT, Utah (September 9, 2022)--Canyon Home Care & Hospice, a leading home health and hospice provider in the Intermountain West, has announced the acquisition of Uintah Basin Home Health and Hospice, a division of the Home Care Services of Uintah Basin Healthcare.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (August 31, 2022)—Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced it has completed its previously announced majority share acquisition of CareCentrix, Inc.—an independent home-centered platform that coordinates care to the home for health plans, patients and providers.
DALLAS (August 25, 2022)—Care-at-home technology provider Axxess announced a unique opportunity for professionals to reimagine and prepare for the future through the first-ever Axxess Growth, Innovation and Leadership Experience, known as AGILE, which will be held April 17-19, 2023, in Dallas, Texas.
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.
DALLAS, Texas (August 23, 2022)—UnitedHealth, Amazon, CVS Health and Option Care Health are bidding for Signify Health, a technology company focused on shifting the health care continuum to value-based care, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. The company’s shares jumped nearly 40% premarket Monday following the news.
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.
CLEARWATER & SARASOTA, Fla. (August 22, 2022)—Empath Health is pleased to announce its newest senior-level executive, Christy Hendricks, JD, as general counsel and chief mission legal officer.
Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2022)—The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare announced the results of a newly conducted national public opinion poll on the Medicare Home Health Program. The poll found widespread and deep support for Medicare home health care services and the need to prevent Medicare cuts to home health care.
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 16, 2022)—Calling the government’s proposed changes to Medicaid home health services “baffling,” the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted more than 100 pages of comments and supporting materials today arguing against the proposed rule.
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.