WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)—NAHC President William A. Dombi told the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, that while the “Medicare home health benefit is well managed,” it needs to be modernized to improve access to quality care in the home for all Americans, especially those living in rural areas.
CHICAGO (February 14, 2020)—BrightStar Care is a medical and non-medical home health care franchise. The brand expanded into many previously untapped markets in 2019 and has promising projections for 2020.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 14, 2020)—GreenWay Herbal Products, LLC, a botanical innovation company rooted in science, recently launched Tanasi, a line of hemp-derived cannabinoid products. Each product is specially formulated using a patent-pending CBDA/CBD formula developed at one of the world’s leading plant-science university research labs investigating botanical medicine and health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2020)—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) faced sharp questioning during a Senate committee hearing on Feb. 5 from skeptical Senators about a growing backlog of unpaid providers caring for elderly and disabled veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2020)—This week, the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget was published by the Trump Administration. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an accompanying Budget in Brief that highlights all the proposals that impact health care.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (February 12, 2020)—Numotion, the nation’s largest provider of complex rehab technology, is continuing its mission to bring innovative mobility products to people living with disabilities. The company announced it has signed a preferred agreement with NOW Technologies (NOW Tech) to become the first U.S. distributor for the company’s full line of next-generation power wheelchair control systems.
ANACORTES, Wash. (February 11, 2020)—Integra and QS/1 announced the two pharmacy software solution providers are combining their customer conferences into one event. The inaugural iQ Conference will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, May 12–15, 2020, bringing experts from community and institutional pharmacy under one roof to share a wealth of educational and networking opportunities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2020)—This week, AdvaMed President and CEO, Scott Whitaker, and AdvaMed CFO and Executive Director of AdvaMed Advance, Jennifer Brearey, co-authored an editorial outlining steps the medical technology industry is taking to cultivate more diverse, more inclusive workplace cultures.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (February 11, 2020)—In the continued expansion of OnShift’s next-generation human capital management platform, the company announced it has acquired Avesta Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive talent acquisition software and services that streamline recruiting and hiring processes.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 5, 2020)—The start of a new year means new projects and new goals. For HomeCare Media, 2020 brings the return of the popular HomeCare podcast, now hosted by Managing Editor Kristin Easterling at the helm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2020)—The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has been approved to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2020)—AAHomecare has engaged CareCentrix on a new copay collections policy for PAP and PAP supply patients with balances of more than 180 days. The association encouraged CareCentrix to reconsider the new policy, which went into effect on Jan. 1.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (February 6, 2020)—Numotion, a provider of complex rehab technology (CRT), announced a three-year partnership with three-time U.S. Paralympic gold medalist swimmer and World Champion, McKenzie Coan. A Numotion customer herself, Coan will serve as a spokesperson for the company, sharing her motivational message to empower others.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (February 6, 2020)—Casamba, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for contract therapy providers, skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice agencies, and outpatient therapy, today announced Curative has signed on as a preferred partner for point of sales and inventory control software. The service is immediately available to users of Casamba Clinic.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (February 5, 2020)—Assisted Living Services, Inc. (ALS) in Cheshire, Connecticut has earned national recognition from Home Care Pulse, a firm providing quality assurance for homecare. The family-owned company received three 2020 Best of Home Care awards—Leader in Excellence, Employer of Choice and Provider of Choice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 5, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of complex rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions in North America, and the company’s international private equity owner, Cinven, are pleased to announce the appointment of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D. as a special advisor to the NSM board of directors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 4, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of complex rehabilitation (CRT), mobility and accessibility solutions in North America, has acquired DME Shoppe in Fort Myers, Florida, a pediatric CRT provider serving the southwest region of the state.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 3, 2020)—QS/1 announced a new interface for its SystemOne and Point-of-Sale software solutions to Integra’s DeliveryTrack. This interface will be a game-changer for community pharmacies wishing to improve, or begin offering, delivery services.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (February 3, 2020)—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced it is beginning to introduce a Balance Tracking & Fall Risk Assessment Program to help keep its clientele safe.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently responded to an invitation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to comment on a proposed rule regarding regulations governing physician self-referral rules.