CHARLESTON, South Carolina—Deeana Burr, 54, of Charleston, South Carolina, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
TROY, Michigan—ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, forged an exclusive partnership with
For Aida Beltré, working remotely during the pandemic came as a relief.
She was taking care of her father, now 86, who has been in and out of hospitals and rehabs after a worsening series of strokes in recent years.
HOUSTON—A 47-year-old home health company owner has been ordered to prison following his conviction of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Akintunde Oyewale, Richmond, pleaded guilty Feb. 1, 2022.
NASHVILLE, Tennesse—Medalogix, a machine learning company specializing in the advancement of patient care in home health, palliative, hospice and strategic payer initiatives in the home, announced the appointment of Scott Hampel as chief operating officer (COO). Hampel succeeds Andrew Bates, who will continue to lead the company's financial strategy, legal and corporate development functions as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).
FORT WORTH, Texas—Jet Health, Inc., a leading regional provider of home health, hospice and personal care services, announced the appointment of
TAMPA, Florida—The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) announced Toby Cummings, CAE, has been hired as NMEDA’s new chief executive officer, effective July 10, 2023.
Cummings comes to the association from the International Municipal Signal Association, a 126-year-old certifying body of public safety professionals, where he served as executive director for the last four years. Cummings succeeds Danny Langfield, NMEDA’s CEO since 2016.
MIAMI, Florida—Independent Living Systems (ILS), a provider of health care and social services to complex populations in the Medicare, Medicaid and Dual-Eligible markets, is announced it has been licensed as a Home Medical Provider, meaning it can provide critical durable medical equipment (DME) for the home to partnering health care organizations and the general public.
LARKSPUR, California—By the Bay Health announced the appointment of Skelly Wingard, RN, MSN as chief executive officer for the organization. The appointment, which will be effective June 19, follows a nationwide search for a new leader to fill the role currently held by Kitty Whitaker, who announced her retirement in February of 2022.
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Christopher Margait was sentenced to 65 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud by fraudulently trafficking in orders for durable medical equipment (DME) such as back, knee, and wrist braces. Margait previously pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced before United States District Judge Denise Cote.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) announced it will hold its second annual one-day Payor Summit. The event, designed to bring together representatives from commercial health insurance plans with home and specialty infusion leaders, will take place Aug. 23, 2023 in Dallas.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of comprehensive mobility solutions, has announced the promotion of Matt Nelis to division vice president for the west region. Nelis will replace John Bertone who is retiring from NSM.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named Martin Allen as the new senior vice president of reimbursement policy. Allen joins AHCA/NCAL after serving as the vice president of revenue cycle and reimbursement services for ProMedica Senior Care (formerly HCR ManorCare).
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina—RedSail Technologies announced a partnership with InfiniTrak, a provider of track and trace compliance solutions, to deliver a fully integrated Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) solution to the RedSail netw
ROSEVILLE, California— Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced the launch of a 24/7 artificial intelligence (AI) virtual care agent by Sensi.Ai to be available to its franchisees nationwide.
INDIANAPOLIS—Apria Healthcare LLC (“Apria”) provided notice of a data breach that involved some personal information.
On Sept. 1, 2021, Apria received a notification regarding access to select Apria systems by an unauthorized third party. Apria took immediate action to mitigate the incident, including working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and hiring a reputable forensic investigation team to investigate and securely resolve the incident.
MONTREAL, CanadaAlayaCare, technology creator of the AlayaCare Cloud home- and community-based care operations platform, announced its latest AlayaCare University (ACU) training platforms designed to provide three tiers of on-demand training. AlayaCare is committed to ensuring all its customers from small-medium-sized organizations to public and enterprise & franchise care organizations have access to a broad choice of training and ongoing education options.
Lincoln Healthcare Leadership (LHL), a health care advisory company, announced Jeanette Lynn Flom will assume the role of president, as current founder and president David Ellis transitions to executive chairman, effective immediately.
HouseWorks, a private in-home care agency, has seen an increase in demand for respite care services to give family caregivers a break from their demanding roles caring for seniors in their families.
WAYNE, Pennsylvania—HandsFree Health, provider of WellBe—a secure, HIPAA-compliant, voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform—announced, the addition of a Personal Emergency Response Speaker to its product offering. HandsFree Health provides HIPAA-compliant medical alert devices via smartwatch, pendant—and now—speaker. Each device is independent and available for individual purchase.