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.

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.

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.

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.