BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 7, 2020)—A new ruling from a district court in New York may turn over parts of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in that state—and could impact home health care providers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2020)—Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020 (S. 4423), designed to establish additional flexibilities related to delivery of respite care services during public health emergencies (PHEs) such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
GURNEE, Ill. (August 7, 2020)—BrightStar Care, a national private duty homecare and medical staffing franchise with nearly 340 independently owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2020 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, celebrating the brand's commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality and safety in homecare.
AKRON, Ohio (August 7, 2020)—ACU-Serve announced its acquisition of A Perfect Medical Billing Service, effective Aug. 1, 2020.
ATLANTA (August 7, 2020)—TZMO USA announced that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical to distribute their Seni brand of adult incontinence products into the United States’ market. Seni high quality premium incontinence products and skin care lines are available in many countries around the world. Seni products are present in mass retailers, pharmacies, nursing homes, assisted living communities and other main distribution channels globally.
WASHINGTON (August 5, 2020)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commended a bipartisan coalition of 101 lawmakers led by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and David Loebsack (D-IA) for sending a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging them to delay implementation of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for Durable Medical Equipment,
BOSTON (August 5, 2020)—CareAcademy, a home health
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 5, 2020)—Forcura, a health technology company that enables safer patient care transitions along the care continuum, announced its rock-star roster of health care industry leaders speaking at the inaugural Forcura CONNECT Summit on Aug. 28.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 5,2020)—Prochant, a leader in home medical equipment (HME) reimbursement, announced it is expanding into the infusion pharmacy market.
WASHINGTON, DC (August 5, 2020)—The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined together to create a new program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, which will offer family caregivers of veterans access to no-cost, short-term relief with the help of CareLinx in-home care professionals.
DETROIT (August 5, 2020)—ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, franchised providers of in-home caregiving services, are new members of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).
Winter Haven, Florida (August 3, 2020)--3B Medical has announced the Freedom X oxygen cannu
By Kristin Easterling
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 4, 2020)—Home health providers are working to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and with more patients choosing the home setting, home health agencies need the tools to manage their employees. HomeCare set down with Matt Fairhurst, CEO of Skedulo to talk about interoperability in the age of coronavirus.
MIRAMAR, Fla. (July 31, 2020)—Vohra Wound Physicians, a wound care solution, announced a call for applications for its new Vohra Wound Care Scholarship for Nursing Education and Nursing Certifications program. Vohra recognizes that nurses and health care professionals need personal and professional support to develop the skills needed to excel.
PHILADELPHIA (July 31, 2020)—Essity, a global hygiene and health company and the maker of TENA incontinence and skin care products announced new findings from a recent consumer survey of incontinence sufferers that uncovered a surprising truth: most women are living with intimate skin irritation, yet are not using the right incontinence products or addressing these issues with their doctor.
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (July 31, 2020)—AdaptHealth Corp. a provider of home medical equipment, supplies and related services in the United States, announced the appointment of digital health executive and innovator David S. Williams III to the company’s board of directors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2020)—The Congressional sign-on letter urging The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the competitive bidding program for the home medical equipment (HME) industry in light of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency closed with 101 House members endorsing a delay.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.
The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:
ONTARIO (July 29, 2020)—PointClickCare Technologies, acloud-based software platform for the senior care market, announces it has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of Betsy Atkins. Atkins brings to the PointClickCare board more than 30 years of experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. A three-time CEO and entrepreneur, she has co-founded enterprise software companies in multiple industries, including technology and health care.