WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2020)—The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has a COVID-19 Portal covering various COVID-19 topics. Among them is a set of FAQs that is updated periodically.
TAMPA, Fla. (August 12, 2020)—The 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, originally planned for Tampa, Florida, will be a virtual event this year. The Conference is scheduled to take place the week of October 19, 2020 and registration will open later in August.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (August 12, 2020)—HomeCare Connect, which manages the quality and cost of home health services throughout the national workers’ compensation industry, placed on the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year. This is Inc. magazine’s exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
NEW YORK, (August 12, 2020)—Inc. magazine today announced that 3B Medical earned a spot amongst America's fastest growing businesses. 3B Medical ranked 1,685 on the list with a growth rate of 255%. The list represents a unique look at the success stories of small businesses who make up the backbone of the US economy. Over the years the Inc. 5000 list has recognized other well-known fast-growing companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizia, Intuit, Chobani and Oracle.
DALLAS (August 12, 2020)—Homecare Homebase (HCHB) announced an expanded HCHB Analytics tool to help customers quickly and accurately identify the impact of proposed 2021 CMS Medicare reimbursement changes issued July 25th.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (August 10, 2020)—Assisted Living Services, Inc (ALS) is honoring 20 home caregivers by awarding each of them with a $1,000 bonus for their tremendous efforts caring for Connecticut seniors during this challenging time. Starting in February 2020, the family-owned homecare agency retooled its monthly $5,000 Platinum Caregiver Award as the Homecare Hero Award in order to recognize more outstanding employees.
SPRING HOUSE, Pa. (August 12, 2020)—The Compliance Team, a nationally recognized health care accreditation organization, announced a new webinar, “Leading the Way During COVID-19.”
Sandy Canally, found and CEO of The Compliance Team will talk about being a leader in your community during the pandemic, and what that means to your customers and employees.
The webinar will take place Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. It is free to attend.
BILLINGS, Mont. (August 12, 2020)—Computers Unlimited, developers of TIMS Software for the home medical equipment industry, has formally announced that it will continue its annual Users Group Conference this September, moving it to a virtual experience, due to COVID-19 concerns.
California lawmakers are barreling toward an end-of-month deadline to pass or kill bills amid the biggest public health crisis the state has faced in a century.
Yet even in a year consumed by sickness, they’re considering significant — sometimes controversial — health policy measures that aren’t directly related to COVID-19.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers, as part of an effort to provide financial relief to health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 7, 2020)—A new ruling from a district court in New York may turn over parts of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in that state—and could impact home health care providers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2020)—Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020 (S. 4423), designed to establish additional flexibilities related to delivery of respite care services during public health emergencies (PHEs) such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
GURNEE, Ill. (August 7, 2020)—BrightStar Care, a national private duty homecare and medical staffing franchise with nearly 340 independently owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2020 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, celebrating the brand's commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality and safety in homecare.
AKRON, Ohio (August 7, 2020)—ACU-Serve announced its acquisition of A Perfect Medical Billing Service, effective Aug. 1, 2020.
ATLANTA (August 7, 2020)—TZMO USA announced that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical to distribute their Seni brand of adult incontinence products into the United States’ market. Seni high quality premium incontinence products and skin care lines are available in many countries around the world. Seni products are present in mass retailers, pharmacies, nursing homes, assisted living communities and other main distribution channels globally.
WASHINGTON (August 5, 2020)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commended a bipartisan coalition of 101 lawmakers led by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and David Loebsack (D-IA) for sending a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging them to delay implementation of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for Durable Medical Equipment,
BOSTON (August 5, 2020)—CareAcademy, a home health empowerment platform preparing workers for the growing eldercare market and homecare model, announced the launch of its ‘Future of Work is Home Care’ program to reskill millennial workers for the growing homecare market.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 5, 2020)—Forcura, a health technology company that enables safer patient care transitions along the care continuum, announced its rock-star roster of health care industry leaders speaking at the inaugural Forcura CONNECT Summit on Aug. 28.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 5,2020)—Prochant, a leader in home medical equipment (HME) reimbursement, announced it is expanding into the infusion pharmacy market.
WASHINGTON, DC (August 5, 2020)—The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined together to create a new program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, which will offer family caregivers of veterans access to no-cost, short-term relief with the help of CareLinx in-home care professionals.