CARY, N.C. (April 19, 2021)—As the number of people affected by serious illnesses continues to rise, many patients are turning to palliative care to cope with pain and better manage their conditions. Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) recognizes the growing value of these services and is launching a Palliative Care Accreditation program to advance quality of care and improve patient outcomes.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (April 14, 2021)—The Great Place to Work Institute has honored ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered thousands of employee surveys from across the United States. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job.

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 14, 2021)—Jet Health Inc., a regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced the acquisition of Hospice de la Luz, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based hospice company. The acquisition marks Jet Health’s third hospice-related acquisition and furthers the company’s strategy to add this offering to the current home health markets it serves.

PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2021)—Griswold Home Care announced that Katherine Schiavino has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 24 years of finance leadership experience from various industries including consumer products, manufacturing, telecommunications and distribution. Her diverse background in strategic analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and financial modeling will be invaluable in advancing the company’s goal to elevate and modernize the Griswold Home Care brand. 

BALA CYNWYD & McMURRAY, Penn. (April 13, 2021)—Connect America, a nationally recognized provider of connected health solutions, and Watchful Shepherd USA, a national nonprofit family abuse prevention program, are reminding Americans during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that tools and resources are available to help protect children living in at-risk environments.

HUDSON, Ohio (April 14, 2021)—GEMCO Medical, a NABP-accredited medical supply wholesaler and third-party logistics provider of innovative diabetes supplies and other medical products, announced today it has entered into an agreement with AG Industries (AGI), Filtration Group, to be the exclusive master distributor of the company's respiratory portfolio for the Eastern region of the United States.

CAESAREA, Israel (April 12, 2021)—Itamar Medical Ltd., a medical device and digital health company focused on the integration of sleep apnea management into the cardiac patient care pathway, announced results from a recent survey to health care professionals that covered sleep testing dynamics in their practices during 2020 and expectations for future use of home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) versus polysomnography (PSG) testing performed in sleep laboratories.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2021)—For a short period early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded its Accelerated and Advanced Payments (AAP) Program to Medicare providers and suppliers, including DME and home health suppliers. The expanded program was available for suppliers starting March 28, 2020, and the suspension of the program was announced a month later in April.

ROCKLIN, Calif. (April 9, 2021)—Luna, a provider of on-demand physical therapy, announced its new Luna Protocols capability to improve the quality and standardization of care. By guiding therapists in-app to utilize tailored rehabilitation instructions, Luna Protocols ensures patients receive quality care and meet the progress and recovery timeline set by their surgeon.