DENVER (March 4, 2021)—InnovAge Holding Corp. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 16,666,667 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $21.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq) under the ticker symbol “INNV” on March 4, 2021, and the offering is expected to close on March 8, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2021)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has received additional clarification on Medicare coverage policies for home health agencies.

NAHC has reported on responses from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on several key outstanding question. In that report NAHC noted follow-up was needed on two of CMS’s responses.

DALLAS (March 2, 2021)—A new home health software integration will help care at home organizations manage documents with protected health information as they engage physicians. Axxess, a technology provider for care at home, has integrated its home health solution with Doctor Alliance, which provides an easy-to-use system engaging physicians that streamlines the process of providing patient care.

ST. LOUIS (March 2, 2021)—Responsive Respiratory expands its sleep market offering with the introduction of the next generation of the Purify O3–the Elite Series.

The Purify O3 Elite features user‐friendly touch‐to‐activate controls. Lightweight and easy to use, the sleek design with visual feedback for users includes an illuminated disinfection progress ring and lighted battery life indicator. 

Birmingham, ALABAMA (February 26, 2021)—Private duty homecare providers have a lot of opportunities for growth—but also face significant hurdles, from increased spending on personal protective equipment (PPE) to potential challenges like a $15/hour federally mandated minimum wage and other worker protections, National Association for Homecare and Hospice President Bill Dombi said at a recent panel.

WASHINGTON, DC (February 26, 2021)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care—a coalition of the nation's leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies—partnered with the American Association for Homecare and The VGM Group in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acting Administrator Elizabeth Richter urging the agency to finalize the

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2021)—ResMed’s Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Market Access, Larissa D’Andrea, has accepted the open position on the Executive Committee for AAHomecare. The open position became available following another merger within the industry, and the association reached out to the talented and committed advocate to fill the position. D’Andrea most recently sat on the board of directors for the association.

Managing appointments and medications can be a daunting chore for caregivers of someone with a chronic illness. Research cited by the American Psychological Association found that among people age 55 to 75, those who are caregivers show a 23% higher level of stress hormones, which can lead to high blood pressure, and a 15% lower level of immune response, making them more vulnerable to the flu and other infections.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2021)—The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has moved their annual Legislative Conference to a virtual event, set to be held Sept. 29, 2021.

“While we are still not able to gather in person, a strong voice for HME in Washington remains a critical priority in advancing better public policy for our industry,” the association said in a press release.