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. 

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.

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). 

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.