HARTFORD, Conn. (January 22, 2020)—CareCentrix, a provider of home-based and post-acute care solutions, continues to extend its leadership with the addition of Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, former Cleveland Clinic chief executive officer and current Google Executive Advisor to its Strategic Advisory Board.
DURYEA, Penn. (January 22, 2020)—Quantum Rehab announced the launch of the new Edge 3 Stretto, the narrowest power base in the United States.
ATLANTA (January 22, 2020)—GF Health Products, Inc. (Graham-Field) is honored to receive the 2019 GLOBE Award from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in recognition of excellence in exporting and commitment to strengthening the State’s economy through continued expansion into new global markets.
SUNRISE, Fla. (January 21, 2020)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a franchise network providing homecare, senior care, hospice and health care staffing services, announces its No. 1 ranking in the Senior Care category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2020 Franchise 500. This is the second consecutive year the company has achieved this ranking.
FRESNO, Calif. (January 21, 2020)—Sunrise Medical announced the launch of the QUICKIE Q700-UP M standing wheelchair. QUICKIE leveraged the benefits of the Q700 M mid-wheel drive base and the innovative SEDEO ERGO seating system with the power to stand.
DURHAM, N.C. (January 21, 2020)—In the Know Caregiver Training, a caregiver training provider, announced their partnership with Chef Beth Scholer of Caregivers Kitchen. Chef Beth’s groundbreaking Culinary Skills for Caregivers training series is now part of the In the Know online library and free for unlimited use by ITK subscribers.
HOUSTON, Texas (January 21, 2020)—ATF Medical, which provides comprehensive medical equipment and adaptive housing solutions to the workers’ compensation industry, has hired Edwina Murphy, OTR, ATP as director of rehab technology.
HARTFORD, Conn. & ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(January 17, 2020)—CareCentrix, a provider of in home-based and post-acute care (PAC) solutions, announced today it has entered a strategic alliance with Synzi, a technology enabler for post-acute care. The alliance creates virtual delivery of post-acute services to deeply personalize the work that CareCentrix already does caring for patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their strategy to implement the manual complex rehab technology (CRT) provisions that were incorporated in last month’s Omnibus Bill (HR 1865) that passed on Dec. 20, 2019.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2020)—Bipartisan leadership of the Senate Finance Committee has announced proposed legislation providing for the extension of several programs within Medicare and Medicaid. Commonly referred to as an “extenders package” the legislation provides for the continuation of programs that are currently on track to exhaust their current funding allocation.
CERRITOS, Calif. (January 16, 2020)—A new survey from CareMore Health suggests that the resurgence of the house call could enable higher quality and more accessible care for people living with chronic conditions, while also alleviating caregiver burden. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of CareMore and Aspire Health among 2,009 U.S.
BIRMINGAHAM, Ala. (January 15, 2020)—The Department of Justice announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that ResMed Corp. agreed to pay more than $37.5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations. The company was accused of paying kickbacks to durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, sleep labs and other health care suppliers.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 15, 2020)—Convexity Scientific Incorporated (Convexity), provider of consumer-focused respiratory medical technology, announced at CES 2020 its purchase of the digital health assets of Wellinks Incorporated (Wellinks).
SUNRISE, Fla. (January 14, 2020)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and health care staffing services, announced Minda Papson, occupational therapist, as the 2019 Therapist of the Year. Papson has been with Interim HealthCare of Lafayette, Colorado for six years.
AKRON, Ohio (January 14, 2020)—Medical device company Okapi Medical announced the appointment of CEO, Darren Obrigkeit, Ph.D. This appointment comes on the heels of a successful pre-clinical study involving the company's innovative wound closure technology. Obrigkeit brings more than 20 years of experience in medical devices, holding leadership roles internationally for both start-ups and large-scale corporations.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 14, 2020)—Injured workers who are discharged from a hospital and need skilled care that cannot be delivered in the home are admitted into a post-acute care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing center. But where? And what should it cost? These are questions workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators have been asking HomeCare Connect.
DALLAS (January 13, 2020)—A new industry trends report from Axxess, a home health care technology company, and BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, confirms concern among the home-based care industry regarding implementation of the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other regulatory changes, as well as ongoing staffing challenges.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Operational Guide for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) to include additional information on how the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will affect the demonstration.
DETROIT (January 10, 2020)—Columbus, Mississippi, ComForCare franchise owners, Columbus and Clotye Jones were awarded the 2019 Franchise of the Year award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 16, 2019. Franchise of the Year is the most prestigious award following Caregiver of the Year.
TAMPA, Fla. (January 9, 2020)—Osceola Capital, a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on services businesses, announced today the acquisition of Healthcents, Inc. (Healthcents), a provider of medical reimbursement and related services.