DUNBRIDGE, Ohio (October 20, 2020)—Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) announced the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Stocking to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Andy is the third-generation leader of the family-owned business and succeeds his parents, Chuck and Carol Stocking, Co-CEOs.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (October 19, 2020)—A new health care offering from BayCare—BayCare@Home—will allow patients to receive safe and effective hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program is the first by a health system in West Central Florida.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 19, 2020)—WellSky, a global health and community care technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Allscripts to acquire CarePort Health (CarePort), a care coordination software company that connects acute and post-acute providers and payers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 19, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of complex rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions, is reinforcing their NSM360 National Workers’ Compensation Program with the continued growth of a dedicated and specialized Workers’ Compensation service team.
Medtrade Virtual Conference – Registration is Open
ATLANTA – Registration for the Medtrade Virtual Conference, scheduled for Nov. 4-5, 2020, is open. The Virtual Conference is a two-day educational event filled with 20+ sessions thoughtfully selected by the show’s Educational Advisory Board.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 19, 2020)—VGM & Associates is offering a virtual conference platform to the home medical equipment (HME) state associations for their upcoming winter and spring conferences.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 19, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world for homecare—but also elevated the profession in the eyes of the public and lawmakers, William A. Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, said Monday as he opened the group’s annual conference.
“What has emerged is energy and enthusiasm about our future,” Dombi said.
MassPACE, the Massachusetts chapter of Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, has taken an innovative approach to serving its clients, mostly patients who are dual eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, during the pandemic. While traditionally center-based, MassPACE shifted to an at-home model, sending caregivers out with tablets for telehealth and also setting up social activities, counseling and more.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 15, 2020)—According to new data from NIC MAP Data Service (NIC MAP) provided by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), senior housing occupancy fell 2.6 percentage points in the third quarter of 2020, from 84.7% to 82.1%, indicating a steady decline since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
OGDEN, Utah (October 14, 2020)—Freeus, LLC has been named to MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) 2020 Utah 100, the annual list of the state’s fastest-growing companies, for the third consecutive year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 14, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of complex rehabilitation technology, mobility and accessibility solutions in North America, and the company’s international private equity owner, Cinven, are pleased to announce the appointment of healthcare industry veteran Gregory Roth to the NSM Board of Directors.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (October 14, 2020)—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced that it has awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory to Steve Kelly. As part of the master agreement, Kelly will oversee Always Best Care’s franchise development in Canada, specifically in the province of Ontario, and will be responsible for driving the brand’s growth throughout the region.
WASHINTON, D.C. (October 13, 2020)—Since implementation of the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey in 2015, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other hospice stakeholders have submitted recommendations for improvements to the survey, including suggestions that the survey be shortened and that certain questions be modified to eliminate the potential for confusion.
EDISON, N.J. (October 13, 2020)—Vital Decisions announced a collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Virginia to extend support for seriously ill individuals and their families. The organizations will provide a telehealth program to engage health plan members in discussions about their care preferences and goals as they endure an advanced illness.
ATLANTA (October 13, 2020)—Continued developments and uncertainty made it impossible to bring the Medtrade community together safely and successfully in Atlanta this year, but organizers are planning a Virtual Conference Nov. 4-5.
SARASOTA, Fla. (October 12, 2020)—Tidewell Hospice is using technology to enhance its care programs and provide patients and their loved one’s moments of joy and relief from pain and social isolation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 12, 2020)—The nation's private duty homecare nursing and personal care services community fulfills a unique and essential purpose in modern life. Private duty homecare provides critical, quality, home-based care and living support services for individuals young and old, helping them live full, independent, and connected lives in the comfort of wherever they call home.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 9, 2020)—In what is the third in a nationwide series of telemedicine fraud prosecutions, more than 40 people in South Carolina and Georgia are being charged. The charges add up to hundreds of millions in fraudulent billings.
ATLANTA (October 8, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has announced their partnership with WellEntry—a simple smartphone- and tablet-based solution that helps prevent and mitigate the spread of infectious diseases—as their preferred health-screening solution to keep patients, families and employees safe.