WASHINGTON (October 23, 2020)—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act late Friday, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency and future public health emergencies. U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2020)—November is National Home Care Month, a special time to recognize and celebrate the practice of homecare and all of the individuals who make it possible. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to partner with CellTrak to award deserving homecare aides with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals and advance their careers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data showing that 21% of Medicare beneficiaries report forgoing non-COVID-19 related care due to the pandemic, and nearly all—98%—of beneficiaries have taken preventative measures to keep themselves safe from the virus.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 23, 2020)—Doctor On Demand, a virtual care provider, and CareLinx, a nationwide, professional network for in-home care, announced a partnership to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients. The partnership aims to expand CareLinx’s in-home care offerings and improve health outcomes for their clients—geriatric and high-risk patients who need support at home.
DALLAS, (October 23, 2020)—John Olajide, founder and CEO of Axxess, a technology innovator for health care a home, has been elected to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Board of Directors. His election to a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, was announced during the 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo.
EXETER, Penn. (October 22, 2020)—The new Go Chair MED Power Chair from Pride Mobility Products is now available.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (October 22, 2020)—CareBuilders at Home, a national network of private duty homecare agencies providing comprehensive nonmedical homecare solutions, announced that it has appointed Lori Yount as Vice President of Operations. In her new role, Yount will oversee operational performance and franchisee training and support.
WATERLOO, Iowa (October 21, 2020)—VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.
With eight education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics, including business leadership and management, retail, sleep and respiratory, rehab, operations, sales and marketing, home accessibility, technology and regulatory.
CARY, N.C. (October 21, 2020)—In a historic move, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) are joining to form a single company with the programs, knowledge and resources to provide complete, quality accreditation and certification services to health care providers globally across the entire continuum of care. HFAP will operate as a brand within ACHC, and collectively the organization will be known as ACHC.
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.