WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2021)—As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.

DALLAS, Texas (June 8, 2021)—Homecare Homebase (HCHB), a home health and hospice software provider has announced a new exclusive partnership with Corridor to offer specialized coding and documentation review services for HCHB’s agency customers. Founded in 1989, Corridor is the nation’s largest provider of outsourced coding and clinical documentation improvement services to home health and hospice providers.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (June 7, 2021)—Medline Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies with 2020 revenue of $17.5 billion, has entered into a definitive agreement through which it will receive a majority investment from a partnership comprised of funds managed by Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman. Those close to the deal value it at $30 billion, including debt.

ARLINGTON, Va. (June 1, 2021)—Home medical equipment (HME) suppliers in rural and other non-bid areas received significant support in the April 2020 Cares Act through measures that extended the 50/50 blended rate for rural suppliers through the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), and for the first time provided a 75/25 rate (a blend using 75% current adjusted rates and 25% unadjusted rates) for suppliers in other non-bid areas for the duration of the PHE.

NEW YORK (June 1, 2021)—ConcertoCare, a risk-bearing in-home primary care provider for seniors, was named a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center). As a DCE, ConcertoCare (listed as Perfect Health by CMMI, dba ConcertoCare) will now be able to offer its world-class care solution to Medicare patients who would benefit from advanced primary care in the home.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (June 1, 2021)—Griffin Randall recently joined the Emerald sales team as a business development representative for Medtrade. Randall will explore new business opportunities for Medtrade (booths and sponsorships) as well as service existing customers.

Randall comes from the fast and furious world of retail where he worked at Best Buy, starting in the home theater section and eventually extending his responsibilities to virtually everything under the Best Buy roof.

LONDON, U.K. & PLANO, Texas (May 28, 2021)—Belluscura plc, a medical device developer focused on lightweight and portable oxygen enrichment technology, announced that admission to trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) will take place, and dealings will commence at 8:00 a.m. today under the ticker BELL and ISIN GB00BD3B8Z11. AIM is a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.