O&P, CRT & HME providers experience an average of 20% efficiency gains with more streamlined & automated patient intake workflow

DUBLIN, Ohio—Nymbl Systems, a software company dedicated to delivering better business outcomes for those who enable better health and mobility, announced the launch of the industry's first Single-Page Patient Intake capability.

Key market, referral & utilization data available for streamlined decision-making

DALLAS—Axxess, a global technology innovator for health care at home, and SimiTree, a revenue cycle, coding, professional services and talent management resource for post-acute and behavioral health organizations, announced the launch of two new products designed to provide Axxess' home health and hospice clients with even more valuable insights to strategically plan and drive growth.

This FedTalk will discuss long-term care insurance

Long-term care can be expensive. As society ages, thinking about how to pay for care if needed is becoming a priority for many of us. Unfortunately, people often find out too late that Medicare and Medicaid don’t cover all the costs. How can we protect ourselves financially against this risk? What is the current state of the private long-term care insurance market? How are Americans thinking about long-term care? And how is public policy tackling this issue?

Leading health systems expand staff safety initiatives by deploying Canopy's real-time support network beyond hospital walls

PALO ALTO, California—Canopy, a provider of wearable safety technology for health care workers, announced a major expansion of its platform. The company released Wear-1, a new wearable safety button and Canopy Go, a home health solution that expands safety beyond the walls of the hospital to staff visiting patient homes.

Co-plaintiff status against Department of Health and Human Services is official

WASHINGTON—Following its early June decision to file to join the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), LeadingAge, the association of nonprofit providers of aging services, including nursing homes, announced its official co-plaintiff status.

Newly embedded prior authorizations in the Parachute platform reduce costs & streamlines administration for health plans, DME/HME providers & clinicians

NEW YORK—Parachute Health, the platform empowering simple durable medical equipment (DME) and home medical equipment (HME) ordering, announced the launch of its groundbreaking collaboration with two of the largest health care companies to revolutionize DME e-prescribing and now prior authorization while reducing costs for health plans, DME providers and clinicians.

Rhode Island Legislature increases Medicaid rates above 75%

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island—Rhode Island’s homecare providers are celebrating this evening’s passage of the state’s fiscal year 2025 (SFY25) budget set to begin on July 1, 2024. Within Article 9 of the budget, the Rhode Island General Assembly (state legislature) approved significant Medicaid fee-for-service rate increases for contracted homecare provider companies. These rate increases include some that are higher than 75% effective Oct. 1, 2024.

Leading senior care franchise encourages families to plan ahead for trips with aging relatives

ROSEVILLE, California—The summer travel season has arrived, and the caregivers at Always Best Care Senior Services are sharing tips to help seniors and their families plan an enjoyable, memorable trip for everyone. Experts with the in-home senior care franchise system in the United States know that traveling with aging loved ones can require special considerations.

The Purple Flag accreditation program was initially aimed at improving the lives of seniors living with Alzheimer's & dementia

WALTHAM, Massachusetts—EPOCH Senior Living, a Northeastern senior living organization, hosted the final Purple Flag raising event at its Bridges by EPOCH at Westford community. The partnership was first established in June 2023 when EPOCH launched its system-wide initiative to implement the senior care quality enhancement program across all 12 of its Bridges by EPOCH locations with memory care.

Edgepark opens the first ostomy storefront available nationwide through Parachute Health

TWINSBURG, Ohio—Edgepark announced it is the first to launch a nationally available ostomy storefront through Parachute Health, a provider of ePrescribing software for durable medical equipment (DME). Through this new storefront, Edgepark can now receive digital prescription orders directly from health care providers for patients' ostomy supplies through Parachute Health.

The partnership enables pharmacies to deliver medication to patients' doors

IRVING, Texas—PioneerRx, RedSail Technologies' provider of pharmacy management software, announced a new integration with Medzoomer, a prescription delivery service. This collaboration enables PioneerRx pharmacies to offer seamless, efficient and secure delivery of medications to patients' doors.

Franchised provider of in-home caregiving services enhances DementiaWise program to address growing need of person-centered care

TROY, Michigan—ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, announced the launch of DementiaWise 2.0. This expanded program builds upon the foundation of its original proprietary program, DementiaWise, an occupation-based, team-centered training program designed to help elevate the standard of dementia care.

Halo Home Healthcare overbilled federal health care programs, charging them for services it did not perform

CINCINNATI, Ohio—Sharon Romaine Ward, 52, formerly of West Chester, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to fraudulently billing more than $8.5 million to Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs home health care programs between 2015 and 2021.