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PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2022)—Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), the owner of Manatee Healthcare System, which offers an integrated system of care for more than 400,000 people in Bradenton, Florida, and BAYADA Home Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care provider, have launched Manatee Health at Home by BAYADA, a joint venture partnership that will further expand integrated care delivery network capabilities into patient homes.
WASHINGTON (November 17, 2022)—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that an ongoing nationwide effort by its Wage and Hour Division designed to crack down on mistreatment of direct care employees—including home health services, residential care and nursing facilities—has identified violations in 80 percent of its reviews.
GILBERT, Arizona (November 10, 2022)—In conjunction with Veterans Day this November, SYNERGY HomeCare has launched a new education and outreach campaign to raise veteran awareness about home care benefits for which they may be eligible.
ROY, Michigan (November 10, 2022)—The Michigan-based company AmeriCare Medical, Inc. has acquired QCN Home Health Care to expand its line of home health businesses by now being able to offer in-home services to Medicare recipients.
SUNRISE, Florida (November 9, 2022)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a franchise network of homecare, senior care, home health, hospice and health care staffing services, announced that it has opened 15 new offices across the country in 2022 with two more opening before end of year, increasing access to home health care to meet demand from patients and their families.
MONTREAL (November 9, 2022)—AlayaCare, a leading home care technology provider, announced today that the province of Newfoundland & Labrador has procured AlayaCare as its preferred solutions provider to digitize and integrate its home care services. This province-wide deployment will introduce unified data collection, improved monitoring, measurement, and analytics, resulting in better experiences for clients and care providers.
NIAGARA FALLS, On. (November 3, 2022)—At the AlayaCare Better Outcomes user conference last week, CEO Adrian Schauer declared war on repetitive tasks for the home health industry.
LAKEWOOD RANCH & CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 1, 2022)—Empath Health announces Charles D. Johnson, SPHR, SCP, has joined the not-for-profit health care organization as its chief mission colleague officer. In this role Johnson will be responsible for developing and executing strategies surrounding the organization’s human capital—its colleagues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 2022)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for Medicare home health payments on October 31, settling on a rate reduction of 3.925% for 2023 with additional cuts to come in 2024. That's less than the 7.69% cut initially proposed by the agency for 2023, but still a blow to providers, according to industry advocates.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2022)—Amid a national shortage of homecare workers that deepened during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study unveils fresh insights to increase workforce capacity and reduce turnover.
GILBERT, Ariz. (October 28, 2022)—SYNERGY HomeCare, a growing homecare franchise, an Entrepreneur 500 ranked enterprise and a Top 200 Franchise according to Franchise Business Review, has continued its strong multi-year growth trajectory, inking 32 new territories thus far in 2022, including 12 in the third quarter, representing a 50% year-over-year increase.
DENVER & OMAHA, Neb. (October 28, 2022)—Global homecare provider for aging adults, Home Instead and DispatchHealth, a comprehensive in-home, high acuity medical care provider, announce their nationwide collaboration to provide in-home acute care for Home Instead Clients.
DALLAS (October 27, 2022)—Elara Caring, a provider of home-based health care, has added hospice care to its offerings at its location in Tinley Park, Illinois. The expansion of services will enhance community access to expert, compassionate, personalized care for those facing life-limiting illness.
ST. LOUIS (October 25, 2022)—As the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) Annual Convention and Expo concluded today in St. Louis, Missouri, one issue loomed over the attendees: What will happen with the federal government's home health final payment rule, which must be released no later than Nov. 2?
Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2022)—The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) recently released the results of an independent study that found the Medicare home health sector faces increased demand, a dwindling talent pool, and financial challenges due to inflation and pressures from the pandemic.
BOSTON, (October 21, 2022)—Caring for patients with monkeypox requires training at scale for caregivers to help limit the spread of the virus. As part of its commitment to provide accessible, accurate health care information, care enablement platform CareAcademy has released a free online resource that educates direct care workers on the monkeypox virus to better care for themselves and their clients during this public health emergency.
DALLAS (October 20, 2022)—After a thorough audit of its home health, homecare and hospice software solutions, Axxess has earned ACHC Product Certification. The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) offers product certification based on a comprehensive evaluation of the product’s ability to meet ACHC standards in administration, operations, fiscal management, human resources, provision of care, quality assurance/performance improvement and risk management.