TOLEDO, Ohio, (September 8, 2020)—Ohio Living announced that Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice (Greater Toledo) and Good Shepherd Home (Fostoria) have joined forces as Partners in Care. Effective Sept. 1, 2020, this strategic partnership brings Ohio Living's hospice services to the residents and patients of Good Shepherd Home through a valuable collaboration that advances the missions of both organizations.
FRISCO, Texas (September 8, 2020)—Addus HomeCare Corporation, a provider of homecare services, announced that Dirk Allison, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Poff, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Baird 2020 Global Healthcare Conference, which is being held as a virtual event on Sept. 9-10, 2020.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 8, 2020)—CorLife LLC, a provider of durable medical equipment, supplies and home health care services to workers’ compensation carriers nationwide, was recognized on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list for the second year in a row. CorLife rose to No. 277 with three-year revenue growth of 1,615.23%
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2020)—Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) introduced H.R. 8158, new legislation to address unsustainable reimbursement rates for stationary oxygen products—including oxygen concentrators—furnished in rural areas.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (September 8, 2020)—The Numotion Foundation announced the establishment of the Numotion Foundation Scholarship Fund in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The scholarship fund, developed with the guidance of UNCF will be primarily used to provide tuition and housing assistance for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities while in the process of obtaining a four-year degree at a qualifying institution.
WASHINGTON , D.C. (September 3, 2020)—Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that patients and caregivers can use to make informed decisions about healthcare based on cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data.
NEW YORK (September 3, 2020)—Aetna, a CVS Health company, and Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) announced today a new relationship to bring physician-led services into the homes of Aetna’s Individual Medicare Advantage members living in New York with chronic health conditions. Service areas will be focused in the New York City boroughs and Long Island and further extend to Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo.
MINNEAPOLIS (September 3, 2020)—AccentCare INC., a provider of post-acute health care, and Fairview are forming a new post-acute business in which AccentCare will be the majority owner. This company will be the preferred post-acute provider for home health and hospice services for Fairview Health Services (AccentCare Fairview).
LEBANON, Tenn., (September 3, 2020)—When it comes to understanding the needs of end users, and providing products and technology that meet those needs, Permobil continues to lead the way. Six products were recently recognize by Mobility Management: the new Explorer Mini, expanded MyPermobil app, SmartDrive power assist with the PushTracker E2 and SwitchControl, and the F5 Corpus VS.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (September 3, 2020)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is calling for nominations for its second annual Certificant of the Year Award. The award recognizes one individual each year for outstanding achievements in service, research and outreach.
MISSISSAUGA, On (September 3, 2020)—PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, in partnership with ASCP, a membership association that represents pharmacists, health care professionals, and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults, announced a new tool to help screen patients who may be experiencing Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis.
KOKOMO, Indiana (September 3, 2020)–Ventec Life Systems announced it delivered its 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday in partnership with General Motors.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., (September 3, 2020)—Carewell, an advocate for caregivers and online supplier of home health products, closed over $5 million in seed funding from global venture firm e.ventures; seed stage specialist NextView Ventures; and early-stage investor Primetime Partners, which was founded by Alan Patricof and Abby Levy to invest in companies that can transform the quality of living for older adults.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (September 3, 2020)—Casamba, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for contract therapy providers, skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice agencies, and outpatient therapy, announced an exclusive partnership with Accelerated Care Plus (ACP), a provider of specialized rehabilitation technologies and evidence-based clinical solutions for post-acute providers.
WATERLOO, Iowa (September 2, 2020)—The finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year have been selected. The winner will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.
AMSTERDAM (September 1, 2020)—Royal Philips, a provider of health technology, announced that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the partial termination of the April 2020 contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations to HHS through December 2020.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim file rule with comment period (IFC) which includes pertinent regulatory revisions for long term care (LTC) facilities in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SAN DIEGO, (September 1, 2020)—ResMed announced the launch of its AirTouch N20 nasal mask, the company’s first CPAP nasal mask with a memory foam cushion and softest nasal mask ever.
LOS ANGELES, (September 1, 2020)—The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Element3 Health jointly announced the launch of the End Loneliness Initiative, a collaboration aimed at curtailing the rise of social isolation and loneliness in older adults that is growing in the face of ongoing "shelter in place" measures. Loneliness and isolation had been a significant factor in older adults' health before COVID-19 and has been exacerbated by the ongoing crisis.