Memorial milestone follows launch of the company's new website

NEW YORK—Special Touch Home Care (STHC or the company), a provider of home health services dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for New Yorkers within the comfort of their own homes, announced that it has reached more than 150,000 patients in the year of its 40th anniversary.

Gentiva, successor to Kindred at Home, resolved allegations that it & related entities knowingly submitted false claims & knowingly retained overpayments for hospice services

WASHINGTON—Gentiva, successor to Kindred at Home, has agreed to pay $19.428 million to resolve allegations that Kindred at Home and related entities (Kindred) knowingly submitted false claims and knowingly retained overpayments for hospice services provided to patients who were ineligible to receive hospice benefits under various federal health care programs.

Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model aims to increase care coordination, support for caregivers

PHOENIX, Arizona—Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute were selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in a new Medicare alternative payment model designed to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Members are invited to join for updates on the Alliance as well as to ask question they have

WASHINGTON—The NAHC-NHPCO Alliance (the Alliance) is continuing the process of integrating the two organizations into a single, cohesive champion for the care-at-home community. The Alliance said the member voice is critical to the success of this endeavor. As such, all members of legacy NAHC and legacy NHPCO are invited to a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to learn more about new leadership, progress on integration, how members can stay involved in the Alliance and more.

HHAeXchange hopes the opening of the office & call center will strengthen technical support as well as job creation in the region

NEW YORK,—HHAeXchange, a homecare management solution for providers, managed care organizations (MCOs) and state Medicaid agencies, announced the opening of a new Minnesota office and call center for its technical customer care team and local company employees.

This collaboration enables PioneerRx pharmacies to streamline the prescription pickup experience

IRVING, Texas—PioneerRx, RedSail Technologies' provider of pharmacy management software, announced a new integration with Lansworth Pharma SelfServe, the distributor of Pharmaself24, a premier automated prescription pickup solution.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—As the home medical equipment (HME) market continues to expand, providers face growing challenges in revenue collection, impacting profit margins. Increased regulation and complexity in navigating payer reimbursement requirements, particularly with Medicare Advantage (MA) and commercial payers, are driving reimbursement down, while the challenges of recruiting and retaining skilled billing and collections staff have escalated costs.

The unveiled Hoyer lifts & patient lift transfer chairs aim for smoother, safer transfers & reducing caregiver strain

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—Top Medical Mobility (TMM), a home medical equipment (HME) and mobility aid supplier, announced the release of its new hoyer lifts and patient lift transfer chair for home use. These hydraulic lifts ease the burden on caregivers by providing hydraulic assists for smoother patient transfers. With home care being the new trend, these new products will change the way we transfer and lift patients.

The oxygen catalog highlights RRI’s newest entry into the oxygen analyzer market, the O2 Checker, & other products

ST. LOUIS, Missouri—Responsive Respiratory (RRI) recently introduced a new product solutions catalog.

The oxygen catalog highlights RRI’s newest entry into the oxygen analyzer market, the O2 Checker, as well as its commitment to high-pressure oxygen products. 

This is the fourth year that the company has received the award

ST. LOUIS, Missouri—Residential Home Health and Hospice (Residential), a division of Graham Healthcare Group, announced that it has been named a 2024 Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This is the fourth year that Residential has received the award in the St. Louis market.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces Award is an annual recognition program celebrating companies in the St. Louis metro area that excel in employee satisfaction and engagement.

Brandon Phipps was selected from hundreds of nominations based on his support of local veterans

CONWAY, Arkansas—Brandon Phipps, owner of HomeWell Care Services in Conway, Arkansas, has been recognized as a “Franchise Rockstar” by Franchise Business Review (FBR) in the ‘Veterans’ category. Phipps was selected from hundreds of nominations based on his dedication to supporting local veterans and his agency’s performance over the past year.

Funding for initiatives to support providers in all communities & care settings serving older adults remain central to advocacy & education efforts

WASHINGTON—LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan pushed back on criticism that opposition to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) minimum staffing standards final rule has “no justifiable rationale” and allegations that greed is the basis of efforts to halt the rule’s implementation.

The expansion extends AccentCare’s hospice services to provide care for South Florida's diverse communities

MIAMI, Florida—AccentCare, a nationwide provider of home health, hospice and personal care services, announced the opening of a new inpatient hospice center in Miami, Florida. Expanding its footprint in south Florida, AccentCare’s new facility aims to address the region’s diverse population and growing need for greater access to personal and high-quality hospice care.

The B2B provider said the partnership allows for it to engage with the homecare community and advance quality and efficiency

WASHINGTON—DME Service Solutions, a provider of B2B outsourcing solutions specializing in health care, announced its partnership with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). This partnership allows DME Service Solutions to engage with a community dedicated to advancing quality care and operational efficiency in the homecare and hospice industry.

The two companies partnered to provide Axxess clients tailored, cost-effective services

DALLAS—Axxess, a global technology innovator for healthcare at home, and Security Compliance Associates (SCA), a provider of comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, have partnered to offer Axxess clients tailored, cost-effective cybersecurity services.