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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for a technical expert panel (TEP) to develop functional outcome quality measures for the home health setting.
The TEP nomination period closes on Jan. 17, 2020.
FRESNO, Calif. (January 8, 2020)—Sunrise Medical announced the launch of three new JAY positioning products—JAY Fusion with CryoFluid, JAY J3 Plus Back and JAY J3 Custom Back. With these new additions to the JAY portfolio, clinicians have more options to help find the optimal fit for their clients’ skin protection, positioning, comfort and lifestyle needs.
BALTIMORE, Md. (January 8, 2020)—Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care services, announced its corporate partnership with the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), a leading nonprofit organization representing 2,000 professionals in geriatric care management who offer guidance and ongoing support for families and seniors in areas such as health care, housing and legal assistance. Senior Helpers is ALCA’s only national in-home care partner.
SHOREVIEW, Minn. (January 8, 2020)—Muse Healthcare announced the launch of its advanced machine learning technology for hospice providers. The solution analyzes hundreds of thousands of data points from millions of visits, vital signs, orders and more to identify which hospice patients are most likely to transition within seven to 12 days.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (January 7, 2020)—Pediatric Home Service (PHS), an independent comprehensive homecare provider, is proud to announce a new partnership with The Care Group, a specialty group providing respiratory care and enteral nutrition to patients in Houston and Dallas, Texas.
HERZLIYA, Israel (January 6, 2020)—Essence Group, a global internet of things solutions provider, has developed a multi-sensor fall detector using the Texas Instruments mmWave sensor. The fall detector’s unique monitoring capability enables elderly people to lead independent, safer lives.