FORT WORTH, Texas (March 25, 2020)—MedHab LLC launches Steprite and MyNotifi with pulse oximetry allowing home health therapists to monitor their patients either remotely or in-home. Steprite and MyNotifi offer four immediate benefits to home health. First, they both meet recent Medicare rulings regarding remote patient monitoring (RPM) and allow home health therapists to monitor patients remotely and receive Medicare reimbursements.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 25, 2020) -- As a hospice nurse in Seattle, Diane Speer said giving out hugs to patients and family members was a routine part of home visits.

But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, she now tells family members to keep their distance.

“There’s no touching hands or handshakes,” said Speer, who works for Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health. It’s “time for a virtual hug.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM),a provider of mobility and accessibility solutions in North America, has enacted extensive plans in response to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic. New procedures, guided by the NSM Disaster Preparedness Task Force, will be integrated companywide to mitigate exposure risk and support alternative service delivery options for clients during this time.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 19, 2019)—President Donald Trump signed HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law yesterday. The bill responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.