WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2021)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated Chapter 9 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to provide clarification for two hospice items:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2021)—Mike King, national president and CEO of Volunteers of America (VOA), will chair the board of directors of LeadingAge, the association of nonprofit providers of aging services, for a two-year term effective January 2022. The board transition announcement was announced to association members today at the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia.
BOISE, Idaho (October 25, 2021)—Jet Health, Inc., a regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced the appointment of Kara Craig to the newly created position of vice president of personal care.
NEW YORK (October 26, 2021)—Wellspring Capital Management, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Caring Brands International, Inc. (CBI). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 25, 2021)—Registration is now open for Essentially Women’s Focus Conference. The annual women’s health educational event will be hosted Feb. 5–7, 2022 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 25, 2021)—VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.
With a number of education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility and audits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2021)—The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council recently delivered to Congress key recommendations to support the millions of unpaid family caregivers that support older adults and people with disabilities.
SKILLMAN, N.J. & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 22, 2021)—Curasev, a provider of enterprise software solutions for home medical equipment (HME) and home health providers, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Allegiance Group, a firm specializing in strategies to improve patient pay collections in the homecare and durable medical equipment markets as an integrated solution provider (ISP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2021)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new “one-stop shop” for state Medicaid agencies and stakeholders on medicaid.gov to advance transparency and innovation for home- and community-based services.
BURKBURNETT, Texas (October 21, 2021)—HomeWell Care Services, a network of nonmedical in-home care providers, has launched the Palliative Care Support and Hospice Care Support programs to programs offer clients a personalized schedule of in-home care and companionship that complements their palliative or hospice care plan, relieves family members from the demands of caregiving, and gives clients and families the peace of mind needed to focus on quality time together.
ATLANTA (October 21, 2021)—Show organizers capped off Day 3 of Medtrade East with the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine.
The Providers’ Choice Gold went to the Belluscura X-PLO2R portable oxygen concentrator. The X-PLO2R is 3.75 pounds with an eight-cell battery attached lasting up to five hours. The device is Federal Aviation Administration approved for travel.
MADISON, Wis. (October 21, 2021)—RehabPulse, a technology marketplace for medical equipment, announced that it has secured $4.5 million in its latest funding round. The company also announced it has become the first ever online marketplace in the durable medical equipment (DME) sector to offer integrated online insurance claims processing.
Participants in the funding round include existing investors WISC Partners and high net worth investors active in the digital healthcare space.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 21, 2021)—OnSkyHealth International makes its company debut with the introduction of SkyPad, a virtual care solution that provides continuous contact-free vital sign sensing with an optional emergency alert and calling service. SkyPad uses machine learning (ML), powered by OnSkyHealth’s proprietary and custom sensor technology, to accurately sense and monitor users’ vital signs, sleep quality and body motions.
ATLANTA (October 19, 2021)— The home medical industry has made significant progress in recent months but still faces big challenges in Washington, including the threat of Medicare cuts and uncertainty about competitive bidding, Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the American Association of Homecare, said in his update at Medtrade East.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (October 19, 2021)—Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence is pleased to announce a strategic five-year partnership with Team Gleason to improve access and development of advanced equipment and technology to serve people and families living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). As part of the agreement, Numotion is named Team Gleason’s Preferred CRT (complex rehab technology) Provider.
TIMRÅ, Sweden (October 19, 2021)—Catharina Tunberg has been appointed Executive Vice President Research & Development for Permobil Group. Her mission will be to drive the next generation of advanced assistive solutions for individuals; coupling design, engineering, digitalization and clinical evidence.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—(October 19, 2021) Jeff Schwartz, Co‐founder of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, announced he is retiring effective March 31, 2022.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 19, 2021)—VGM Government, in conjunction with Brian Leitten and Leitten Consulting, has released an updated study analyzing the efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to control distribution of durable medical equipment (DME). The study, “Competitive Bidding—A Decade Focused on the Wrong Prize.
MOBILE, Ala. (October 19, 2021)—Supreme Medical Fulfillment has joined the American Associatoin for Homecare (AAHomecare)—the national association dedicated to advancing the home medical equipment (HME) community.
WASHINGTON, D.C (October 15, 2021)—As the population ages and more people live longer with greater disability and disease, policymakers are increasingly motivated to build out the palliative care infrastructure so that more patients and families can access these vital services that address the stress and symptoms of serious illness.