NEW YORK (June 30, 2022)—Fireworks and gatherings are staples of the 4th of July holiday, but these can create unique challenges for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering four tips to help families create a dementia-friendly 4th of July.
MINNEAPOLIS (June 30, 2022)—Coloplast, a global medical device company and provider of intimate health care needs, has been awarded an AscenDrive agreement with Premier, Inc. AscenDrive is a national program designed to standardize the care delivery process and help drive the highest-level commitment and savings for members. Effective July 1, 2022, Coloplast is one of two suppliers awarded the AscenDrive contract for ostomy products.
SAN DIEGO (June 30, 2022)—ResMed announced the promotion of Lucile Blaise to global president of Sleep & Respiratory Care, effective July 1, 2022.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (June 30, 2022)—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise system in the United States, announced it has named Lisa Hafetz to the newly created position of vice president of franchise financial management. In her new role, Hafetz leads the brand’s Performance Group program, giving participating franchise owners best-in-class support and training to strategically grow their business.
SAN FRANCISCO (June 30, 2022)—Eighteen participants from the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator, which focused on entrepreneurs age 55 and over, pitched their business ideas after 12 weeks of dedicated business development classes in the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in funding to help their business grow. The pitches took place during Demo Days, June 14-16.
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. & ROCKTON, On. (June 29, 2022)—Breas Medical USA and McArthur Medical Sales announced a Canadian distribution partnership for the Breas Medical’s Vivo 1-2-3 family of Bi-level devices and a full line of Breas Vivo accessories.
SACRAMENTO (June 28, 2022)—LeadingAge California recently announced that it has been awarded more than $25 million dollars by the California Health and Human Services (CalHHS) Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) for The Gateway-In Project to expand on certified nurse assistant (CNA) and home health aide (HHA) pipeline development, training and retention programs over the next three years.
Phoenix, Ariz. (June 28, 2022)—CarePatrol, a senior care solutions agency, recently launched a new podcast, “My Care Advisors.”
The free podcast aims to provide listeners with leading experts who will shine a light on need-to-know topics for an aging population, such as health concerns, financial planning, care options and more.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (June 28, 2022)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation’s (BOC) President & CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, recently announced she plans to retire at the end of 2022.
OLD FORGE, Penn. (June 28, 2022)—Pennsylvania-based manufacturer Golden Technologies is bringing back its pre-pandemic “Quick Ship” lead time. Effective immediately, all in-stock power lift recliners will now ship 24 to 48 hours from order entry instead of the 72-hour lead time that was previously in effect.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 24, 2022)—The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it has upgraded the recall of the Baxter Volara system to a Class I event, the most serious category. Baxter Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiary company Hillrom issued the recall in late April following two reported deaths and one injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 24, 2022)—A Charlotte, North Carolina, doctor is facing federal charges for her role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme that defrauded federal benefits programs of more than $11 million, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Sudipta Mazumder, 46, of Charlotte, is charged with one count of health care fraud and six counts of making false statements relating to health care matters.
TORONTO (June 23, 2022)—Ability Members Group (ABILITY), one of Canada’s fastest growing networks of independent home medical equipment providers, is pleased to announce Kelli Vriend as director, member services. This is a newly created role to better support a rapidly growing number of members. Vriend brings over 20 years of experience in building, managing and growing home medical equipment operations.
DALLAS (June 23, 2022)—Axxess has elevated its executive leadership team with three people who will help lead efforts to deepen relationships with interoperability partners, its software solutions clients and the patients they serve.
ATLANTA (June 23, 2022)—Registration is open for Medtrade East, scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. SmartSaver rates are now in effect and are the absolute lowest rates available ($125 for a Conference Pass and $30 for an Expo Pass). A Conference Pass includes full access to the Expo floor. SmartSaver rates are in effect through July 1.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 23, 2022)—Matt Nyquist of Orono, Minnesota, has joined Lifespark as chief population health officer leading the design, development and management of Lifespark’s global risk products and market expansion to reduce costs and improve experience for seniors, family members and providers.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 21, 2022)—Complia Health, a home health and hospice technology provider, and Care Heroes, a web and mobile platform to help caregivers track activities and earn incentives, announced their partnership to drive better patient outcomes through caregiver incentives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2022)—The annual proposed rule for Medicare home health services includes an estimated 4.2% or $810 million decrease in aggregate payments, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its fact sheet on the rule. The rule would apply to calendar year 2023.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2022)—The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has engaged Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates, a well-respected actuary firm, to conduct a study to assess the direct and indirect costs of providing intermittent catheters (HCPCS A4351, A4352, A4353).