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.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (January 2, 2020) – The BOC Board of Directors proudly announces the election of its 2020 executive committee and the election of three new directors to the board.
The executive committee is made up of the officers of the board. The recently elected 2020 officers are:
DALLAS & MINNEAPOLIS—(January 2, 2020)—KanTime Healthcare Software, the post-acute health care market’s fastest-growing electronic medical record (EMR) software provider, and ABILITY Network, an Inovalon company, which provides advanced, cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven health care, have partnered to help KanTime home health and hospice customers streamline and simplify management of their revenue cycles.
OMAHA, Neb. (January 2, 2019)—Home Instead, Inc., the franchiser for Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of in-home care for older adults, announced that Global Chief Information Officer Jim Hood will assume the role of president, effective immediately. Current president and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Huber will remain CEO.
WATERLOO, Iowa (January 2, 2020)—VGM & Associates, a division of VGM Group, Inc., is excited to unveil their newly redesigned website, vgm.com.
DETROIT (January 2, 2020)—ComForCare Home Care, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, announced their Caregiver of the Year at the company’s national conference. Beth Trivett, a ComForCare caregiver in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was awarded the 2019 Caregiver of the Year from more than 125 nominations.
DALLAS (December 18, 2019)—Home health care technology company Axxess has reached a major milestone in its mission to address staffing challenges and empower agencies to provide timely care on-demand.
More than 10,000 visits have been completed by clinicians accepting postings by agencies through AxxessCARE, the scheduling and staffing solution currently available to Axxess clients in Texas, Illinois, Florida and Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2019)—Provisions permanently excluding manual complex rehab technology (CRT) wheelchairs from the competitive bidding program have been included in FY 2020 appropriations legislation. The legislation also exempts CRT manual accessories from bidding-derived pricing for an 18-month period, starting Jan. 1, 2020.
SAN FRANCISCO (December 17, 2019)—House calls from a doctor are making a comeback, thanks in part to a tech-savvy culture and consumer demands for better health care access and convenience. In response, Sutter Health | Aetna is teaming up with Heal, a provider of doctor house calls, to bring “doctors to your door” seven days a week. This service includes scheduling doctors’ visits to a member’s home or office, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., through the Heal app, website, or a phone call.
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (December 17, 2019)—Consumers can take their cannabidiol (CBD) use to the next level in the new year with PurWell’s new product at its highest potency. PurWell has launched its Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Tincture in unflavored 2000 mg. The product is also available in 1,000 mg.
ORLANDO, Fla. (December 16, 2019)—OxyGo, a company noted for providing high-quality home health care oxygen products, announced that it will host its first Oxygen Expo. The Expo will have sessions hosted by experts focused on the future of respiratory in the home health industry.
The 2020 Oxygen EXPO2 will be held January 21, 2020 at OxyGo Southern in Orlando, Florida.