WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2021)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect health care and health care support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present.
PALO ALTO, Calif. & INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2021)—Vynca, a provider of advance care planning and serious illness care, and Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, announced a partnership that will enable patients and the Community care team members to digitally create and share advance care planning documents.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota (June 17, 2021)--LTCG, an insurance administration and claims solution provider for long-term care (LTC) insurance, has released its 2020 Cost of Care report and analysis. Now in its eighth year, this study includes national, state and regional costs of various senior care services, spanning skilled nursing facilities, adult day care, home health care and assisted living facilities.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (June 18, 2021) – Best Life Brands, LLC announced the addition of Jennifer LoBianco as senior vice president of marketing. LoBianco will lead the Best Life Brands marketing team to support the growth of the company’s senior care brands as well as future acquisitions.
BOSTON (June 16, 2021)—Current Health, an enterprise remote care management platform, announced it has joined Moving Health Home (MHH), a coalition of health care companies committed to influencing federal and state policies to support the shift to home-based care.
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Penn. (June 16, 2021)—AdaptHealth Corp. announced that its board of directors has appointed Stephen Griggs as Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Griggs, who is also a member of the board, joined AdaptHealth in February 2021 as co-CEO following the company’s acquisition of AeroCare Holdings, Inc., which Griggs founded and led as president and CEO.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 16, 2021)—Humana Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire One Homecare Solutions from WayPoint Capital Partners, the private equity affiliate of a New York-based family investment office. The acquisition will further advance Humana’s strategy to build a value-based home health offering. onehome is a provider of a variety of home-based services, as well as a convener of home health services stakeholders and a care and risk manager.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (June 16, 2021)—IntellaTriage, a provider of after-hours nurse-based triage and telehealth solutions, announced the addition of Gio Pagano as vice president of sales. In this role, Pagano will provide leadership, direction and resource stewardship to the overall sales function at the company, helping to expand operations and support for hospice and home health providers across the U.S.
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (June 16, 2021)—Family Resource Home Care announced acquisition of both Adeo In Home Care, a Tigard, Oregon-based homecare agency and Helping Hands Home Care, a Portland, Oregon-based homecare agency—two of the largest, independently owned agencies in the state.
ROCKLIN, Calif. (June 16, 2021)—Luna, a provider of on-demand physical therapy, announced the introduction of the new and exciting Rehab at Home service line for health systems and orthopedic groups, enabling them to bring outpatient physical therapy treatment to patients’ homes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2021)—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced important new information for recipients of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Below are the key changes:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2021)—AAHomecare’s has membership approved a new leadership slate, re-electing Bill Guidetti (executive vice president, East Zone, Apria Healthcare—Red Bank, New Jersey) as chairman of the board and also approving two home medical equipment industry leaders to officer roles:
Josh Marx, managing director and vice president, Medical Service Company
AAHomecare vice chair
DALLAS, (June 15, 2021)—Axxess, a technology provider for health care at home, announced a strategic partnership with Forcura, a health care technology company that enhances an electronic health record (EHR) by enabling safer patient care coordination and transitions.
Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2021)—Reacting to the omission of support for older adults from the latest infrastructure legislation being proposed in Congress, one of the nation’s top aging services organizations intensified its call for the administration’s investments to be enacted without delay.
AMSTERDAM (June 14, 2021)—On Monday, Philips announced it is voluntarily recalling nearly 4 million CPAP machines and noninvasive ventilators to ensure patient safety in consultation with regulatory agencies. Corrective actions include the deployment of updated instructions for use and a repair and replacement program for affected devices.
LIVINGSTON, Tenn. (June 11, 2021)—Encore Healthcare announced the results from their new oxygen and nebulizer management Nexus TeleRespiratory Care model. Encore used over 20 million data points from chronic respiratory failure patients on home ventilation to build a predictive model that allows home medical equipment (HME) providers to identify when patients need services before they end up in the hospital multiple times.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 11,2021)—Acuity Medical announced winners of the 2021 Excellence in Retail Award. Several retailers in the region were recognized for Outstanding Customer Service, Product Selection, Merchandising, Staff Training, and Community Service. Also recognized were key vendors Golden Technologies, Nova, EZ-ACCESS, ARJO, Stander and others.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 11, 2021)—The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. The Board oversees all of the foundation’s efforts to support the advancement of the home and specialty infusion field and patient outcomes through leadership, research and education. It has grown since NHIF’s founding and this year reached seven members, including a new seat for a physician.
Joining the Board this year are:
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 11, 2021)—Oklahoma home medical equipment (HME) suppliers and a broad spectrum of other health care providers were cheered last week by a state Supreme Court ruling that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) does not have the authority to implement a managed care plan for the state’s Medicaid system.