CONCORD, New Hampshire—Elis Urena De Cruz, age 42, of Manchester, New Hampshire, has been convicted and sentenced for theft of New Hampshire Medicaid funds, said Attorney General John M. Formella.
PRINCETON, New Jersey—Parachute Health, a provider of ePrescribing software for durable medical equipment (DME), welcomed Rob Boeye as commercial leader - HME. Boeye joins Parachute Health with more than 25 years of experience working with home medical equipment (HME) providers to drive product innovations and digital transformation.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Inbound Health, a company that enables health systems to offer acute and post-acute care in the home, announced the successful close of a $30 million Series B funding round. This investment is led by HealthQuest Capital with participation from existing investors Flare Capital Partners and McKesson Ventures.
WASHINGTON—New legislation providing relief for suppliers across a broad range of patient segments was introduced by Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.).
WASHINGTON—As the nation prepares for the impending cold and flu season and new COVID-19 booster shots are about to be rolled out, long-term care facilities nationwide are taking steps to ensure the health and well-being of their residents and staff.
ONTARIO, California—CarePatrol, a senior care solutions organization, has committed to expanding into Canada with a strategic focus on launching franchise development initiatives in Toronto and Ottawa.
ROSEVILLE, Michigan—Lake Court Medical Supplies, a wholesale distributor of durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies, announced the appointment of C.J. Elliott as the president of the company. Elliott, who has been an integral part of the Lake Court team since 2018, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role.
ROSEVILLE, California—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced the opening of its fourth location in Illinois. Always Best Care of Northwest Chicago is owned and operated by local businessman Ali Asmi. The new business provides non-medical in-home care and assisted living referral services to Chicago, Melrose Park, River Grove and Harwood Heights.
WASHINGTON—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), finalized a rule to streamline enrollment in the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), making coverage more affordable for an estimated 860,000 people. CMS estimates the improvements will save older adults and people with disabilities nearly 19 million hours in paperwork each year and reduce state administrative burden by more than 2 million hours annually.
DALLAS—AccentCare, a post-acute health care provider, announced Laura Tortorella will join the organization as CEO on Oct. 2. Current CEO Steve Rodgers will step down after 11 years and serve as an advisor through the remainder of 2023 to allow for a successful transition.
CINCINNATI—Quipt Home Medical Corp., a U.S.-based home medical equipment provider focused on end-to-end respiratory care, announced it acquired a business with operations in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana reporting unaudited annual revenues of approximately $9 million with anticipated adjusted earnings before income, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA) of $2 million post-integration. Quiet did not announce the name of the company it is acquiring.
JAKARTA, Indonesia—Celo, a secure messaging platform for health care, is implementing its messaging platform across EMC Healthcare hospitals in Indonesia. With the partnership, Celo aims to transform EMC's clinical communications and enhance patient care and operational efficiency.
SAN JOSE, California—HealthEM.AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven care management data platform company committed to streamlining care delivery and optimizing cost of care, announced a strategic partnership with WellBe Senior Medical, an organization delivering home-based medical care for older patients with multiple comorbidities.
NEW JERSEY—Vismo, a specialist in employee tracking, monitoring and safety solutions, announced a partnership with RapidSOS, the safety platform that securely links life-saving data from 500 million connected devices, apps and sensors to RapidSOS Safety Agents, 911 telecommunicators and first responders. The partnership provides United States-based lone workers in health care with more immediate access to first responders whenever and wherever they feel unsafe or are in an emergency.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee—Luna, a provider of in-home, in-person physical therapy, and Adventist Health Simi Valley, a nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast, announced a partnership to improve access to in-home, in-person outpatient physical therapy across the greater Los Angeles area.
MONTEBELLO, New York, BROOKLYN, New York—Empeon, a human capital management (HCM) platform for health systems, announced its partnership with Keeper, a leading earned wage access (EWA) platform for health care workers. The two software providers are joining forces to give health care organizations a powerful tool to combat chronic health care labor shortages and give health care workers more financial freedom.
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee—IntellaTriage, a provider of after-hours nursefirst triage services for hospice and home health, named Tony Schulte as chief operating officer in July. Schulte will oversee all departments on the operations team at IntellaTriage including quality assurance, training and education, workforce management and a team of hospice and home health Triage Nurses nationwide, with more than 250 nurses and growing.