CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (October 7, 2022)—A durable medical equipment business owner from Jackson, Missouri was sentenced to 30 months in prison for health care fraud and ordered to repay $7.5 million.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (October 6, 2022)—SpinLife, a division of Numotion, has announced its first physical location in New Castle, Delaware. Founded online in 1999, SpinLife has grown to be one of the top retailers of lifestyle mobility products through their product expertise, curated selection of products and commitment to customer care.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 7, 2022)—Nina Bondre has been selected as the 2022 O&P Woman of the Year. Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) presented the award to Bondre during the AOPA National Assembly in the OPGA booth on Thursday, Sept. 29.
ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (October 7, 2022)—Dynarex Corporation, a durable medical equipment and disposable medical products company, is proud to sponsor “Rides & Strides” on Sunday, Oct. 23, in support of the Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. The event helps raise funds to provide free breast cancer screening services for underserved members of the community.
SAN ANTONIO (October 7, 2022)—Caring Senior Service, a nonmedical homecare company with more than 50 locations throughout the United States, announced it has made its debut on the Franchise Times Top 500, an exclusive annual ranking of the largest franchise systems by global systemwide sales.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (October 6, 2022)—IntellaTriage, a provider of post-acute nurse triage services, today announced a new round of growth investment led by Pacific Lake Partners, with participation from Trilogy Search Partners, TTCER Partners, The Nashton Company, Aspect Investors and Granite Point Partners.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2022)—As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ongoing work to improve access to care, reduce clinician burden, and support interoperability throughout the health sector, CMS has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the concept of CMS creating a directory with information on health care providers and services or a “National Directory of Health Care Providers and Services” (NDH).
FORT WORTH, Texas (October 6, 2022)—Jet Health, Inc., a regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced its acquisition of Trio Home Health and Hospice located in Denton, Texas, a provider of home health services as well as hospice care throughout North Texas.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (October 6, 2022)—Emcara Health, PopHealthCare’s national value-based medical group that delivers advanced in-home primary care for seniors and under-resourced populations, announced today that it is collaborating with Aetna Better Health of Florida, a CVS Health company. The relationship extends Emcara Heath’s comprehensive primary care model, which includes behavioral health and social determinants of health assessments, to adult Aetna Medicaid members.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2022)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Nov. 6, 2022, is the last day that the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) will process Medicare enrollment applications for durable medical equipment, prosthetics and orthothics (DMPOS) suppliers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2022)—On Sept. 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the list of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that will participate in the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model during Calendar Year (CY) 2023, including those that will participate in the MA VBID Hospice Benefit Component (an offshoot of the larger VBID model which began operation in January 2021).
DALLAS (October 4, 2022)—Enhabit, Inc., a home health and hospice provider, announced the acquisition of Caring Hearts Hospice, a locally owned and operated hospice agency in Texas. Effective Oct. 1, 2022, this acquisition adds four hospice locations to Enhabit’s existing presence in Texas, allowing Enhabit to expand its nationwide footprint.
TROY, Mich. (October 4, 2022)—Of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, most remain in their homes throughout the progression of the disease. This option can allow greater comfort, familiarity and quality of life compared to institutional care.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 4, 2022)—VGM Insurance Services announced it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.
ST. LOUIS (September 30, 2022)—United States District Judge Stephen R. Clark sentenced a woman from St. Charles, Missouri to four years and nine months in prison for her role in a $2.5 million fraud involving Missouri’s Medicaid program and a nearly $60,000 fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan.
Judge Clark also ordered Barbara Martin, 63, to repay $2,566,989 to Missouri’s Medicaid program and $58,295 to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
CHICAGO (September 30, 2022)—Relias, trusted partner to more than 11,000 health care organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, and Hucu.ai, a patient-centered secure messaging platform, are now partnering to better serve their health care customers.
SEATTLE (September 29, 2022)—Rippl, a mental health company focused on caring for seniors with dementia and other neurocognitive conditions, launched with $32 million in seed round funding led by ARCH Venture Partners and General Catalyst. The round also includes investment from GV, F-Prime Capital, and Mass General Brigham Ventures.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (September 29, 2022)—Compassus, a national provider of home-based care services including home health, infusion therapy, palliative and hospice care, has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Laura Templeton. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of clinical experience, Templeton has held leadership roles with increasing responsibility over her decade with the company.
ASHEVILLE, N.C., (September 29, 2022)—Aeroflow Healthcare, a national provider of consumer-driven health care products and services, announced a contract with UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health coverage and services across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.