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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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.