NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 9, 2021)—Clover Health, a technology company committed to improving health equity for America’s underserved seniors, announced plans to scale its in-home primary care program, Clover Home Care, through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Direct Contracting model.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2021)—In partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, LiveLikeLou, and Phi Delta Theta, the Permobil Foundation gave a surprised fan a team-branded, custom Permobil power wheelchair at the Pirates home game on June 3.
PITTSBURGH, Penn. (June 8, 202)—sovaSage Incorporated, a Pittsburgh based company, announced the latest release of its TherapistAssist software (version 7.0). This new release provides an effortless and instantaneous handoff of mask and mask sizing recommendations between sleep labs, home sleep study services and durable medical equipment (DME) providers.
LOS ANGELES (June 8, 2021)—The Abilities Expo, one of the disability community’s most cherished events, will return this year with seven action-packed, live and in-person, consumer-oriented events in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2021)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (June 4, 2021)—Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare recently shipped 17,000 oxygen concentrator compressors from China via one of the world’s largest cargo transport airplanes.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (June 3, 2021)—Vynca, a national provider of advance care planning services, announced that it has acquired California-based ResolutionCare, an innovator and provider of home-based palliative care and telemedicine.
GURNEE, Ill. (June 3, 2021)—BrightStar Care, a national private duty homecare and medical staffing franchise with over 340 locally owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, reinforcing the brand's devotion to the highest standards of quality and safety in in-home care.
MINNEAPOLIS (June 2, 2021)—Accra, Minnesota’s largest homecare provider, and Minnesota Community Care, a St. Paul-based clinic that provides full-service health care for all people regardless of income or insurance status, are partnering to revolutionize the way Medicaid enrollees access health care in Minnesota.
DALLAS (June 2, 2021)—Axxess, a technology innovator for care at home, has further strengthened its senior leadership team by hiring industry veterans Christopher Taylor and Jeanette Rubio.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (June 2, 2021)—Relias, a trusted partner to more than 11,000 health care organizations and 4.5 million caregivers around the world, announced the launch of its new solution to help home health agencies take control of their staffing shortages by developing their own pipeline of home health aides.
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2, 2021)—The New York State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP), the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) and Leading Age New York (LANY) have called on the state legislature to support the homecare industry by passing S.6640 (May)/A.7304 (Gottfried).
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (June 1, 2021)—Music is a powerful thing. Not only does it help people of all ages preserve and enjoy memories, but studies have shown that music can help manage conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, while reducing depression and anxiety in older adults.
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.