MORRISVILLE, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 16, 2020)—According to a Relias survey of more than 5,000 health care and public safety professionals, 59% of respondents indicated a lack of well-developed methods of evaluating whether training is actually being put into practice on the job. This is down from 74% in 2017; however, it alludes to the prevalent gap in the perceived value and the impact of staff development and training.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2020)—The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a "Temporary Rule" in response to an Aug. 3, 2020 decision of a federal court in New York that invalidated the department's earlier rulemaking. While there remains a legal issue as to whether the court's ruling is limited to New York, DOL chose to issue a new rule that would be effective prospectively beginning Sept. 11, 2020.
HOBOKEN, N.J., (September 8)—Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a national provider of telehealth and remote patient monitoring solutions (RPM), announced the launch of its COVID-19 Recovery Care Plan. The COVID-19 Recovery Care Plan was developed to support providers who are offering telehealth and RPM to their patients recovering from COVID-19 at home.
Masking and social distancing have made it possible for many to venture out into the world during the pandemic—but they can be hard on people who don’t hear well.
KOKOMO, Indiana (September 3, 2020)–Ventec Life Systems announced it delivered its 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday in partnership with General Motors.
NAHC to CMS: Roll Back 2020 Rate Adjustment Based on Faulty Prediction of HHA Behavior
SPRINGFIELD, N.J., (August 25, 2020)—Seniors In Place, a health care service firm, has opened its first COVID-19 testing center, giving its certified home health aides and registered nurses critical access to being tested. Seniors In Place is one of a very few home health aide agencies in New Jersey with its own testing center.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (August 18, 2020)—Millennials are financially impacted the most during COVID-19. A new healthinsurance.com multigenerational survey polled millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers about their perspectives on everything from health care and the economy to technology and social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated August 19, 2020
GARDENA, Calif. — Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine.
One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee. But, lately, the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been more agitating than pleasurable. “We’re dropping like flies,” she said one recent morning, throwing her hands up.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 14, 2020)—A trio of Representatives from Florida have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the decision to move forward with the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) program in Florida.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 14, 2020)—More than half of all United States nursing homes that responded to a survey are operating at a loss and 72% say they can’t sustain operations for a year at their current pace, according to a new report by the American Health Care Association (AHCA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2020)—The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has a COVID-19 Portal covering various COVID-19 topics. Among them is a set of FAQs that is updated periodically.
BILLINGS, Mont. (August 12, 2020)—Computers Unlimited, developers of TIMS Software for the home medical equipment industry, has formally announced that it will continue its annual Users Group Conference this September, moving it to a virtual experience, due to COVID-19 concerns.
California lawmakers are barreling toward an end-of-month deadline to pass or kill bills amid the biggest public health crisis the state has faced in a century.
Yet even in a year consumed by sickness, they’re considering significant — sometimes controversial — health policy measures that aren’t directly related to COVID-19.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2020)—Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) introduced the COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020 (S. 4423), designed to establish additional flexibilities related to delivery of respite care services during public health emergencies (PHEs) such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2020)—The Congressional sign-on letter urging The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the competitive bidding program for the home medical equipment (HME) industry in light of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency closed with 101 House members endorsing a delay.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.
The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 28, 2020)—While the pandemic has been tough on homecare and hospice companies, the future could bring good changes to the industry, the head of the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) said at the organization’s Financial Management Conference and Expo, which opened Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2020)—The Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCED) has informed the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) that home medical equipment (HME) providers will now be eligible to receive COVID-19 hazard pay as part of the grant program for frontline workers.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 28, 2020)—HomeCare Media is proud to introduce HomeCare Heroes, a special effort dedicated to demonstrating gratitude for the frontline workers in the industry who have gone above and beyond to help their communities.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 21, 2020)--The COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes has hit unprecedented levels, with some estimating that 40% of all deaths due to the virus in