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.
PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2020)—BAYADA Home Health Care, a nonprofit provider of in-home health care and support services, announced today that six of its home health offices were recognized for excellence in client satisfaction with SHPBest Awards from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), while four of BAYADA's hospice offices were honored with Hospice Honors awards in the HEALTHCAREfirst by ResMed 2020 Hospice CAHPS Honors Awards program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urging the independent National Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes to ensure that residents of nursing homes have access to hospice care, whether in the form of safe, in-person visits or by telehealth communication.
CHICAGO (July 21, 2020)—Evolution Health, a home health, hospice and infusion therapy provider, has selected Dina’s new Staff Screening and Check-In solution to automate its employee wellness and health screening process.
Digital health care company Dina is an artificial intelligence-powered care coordination platform that recently expanded its product line to include employee engagement, health screening and remote patient monitoring solutions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2020)—While there are undoubtedly new challenges that all providers have had to deal with during this public health emergency (PHE), some hospices have dealt with exceptional challenges in serving residents of facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent living, etc.).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020)—On June 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to modify aspects of various innovation models being administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in response to COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2020)—As announced first in January 2019, starting in calendar year (CY) 2021 (and through CY 2024) the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin a demonstration program under the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model to test coverage of hospice care as part of the Medicare Advantage (MA) benefit package.
TAMPA, Fla. (June 3, 2020)—Osceola Capital, a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on service businesses, announced that it has partnered with management to recapitalize Central Medical Group (CMG).
WASHINGTON, D.C (May 29, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Medicare Program: Contract Year 2021 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, and Medicare Cost Plan Program, with important information about the special election period for hospice beneficiaries.
After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish permanent flexibilities allowing hospices to utilize telecommunications to deliver multi-disciplinary, patient-centered care, and to ensure that such services can be recorded and monitored for their impact on quality of care.
WASHIGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2020)—Late on Friday, May 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers document with welcome changes for home health agencies and hospices.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 2020)—PlayMaker Health, a post-acute sales enablement and business intelligence platform, announced its Q3 2019 Post-Acute Market Data Update, containing Home Health and Hospice data released in February 2020 with claims through September 30, 2019.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (January 30, 2020)—MatrixCare/Brightree’s Home Health and Hospice EMR solution earned Best in KLAS honors, receiving a top-ranked score of 87.1 in this year’s “Best in KLAS: Software & Services” report.
PLANO, Texas (January 29, 2020)—Vivify Health, the developer of a connected care platform for holistic patient care and engagement, announced that TRU Community Care, a Colorado-licensed, Medicare and Medicaid-certified, nonprofit health care organization providing a continuum of care for individuals living with advanced illness and loss, has agreed to implement Vivify’s remote patient monitoring (RPM) and telehealth so
SUNRISE, Fla. (January 14, 2020)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and health care staffing services, announced Minda Papson, occupational therapist, as the 2019 Therapist of the Year. Papson has been with Interim HealthCare of Lafayette, Colorado for six years.
SHOREVIEW, Minn. (January 8, 2020)—Muse Healthcare announced the launch of its advanced machine learning technology for hospice providers. The solution analyzes hundreds of thousands of data points from millions of visits, vital signs, orders and more to identify which hospice patients are most likely to transition within seven to 12 days.