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Home Care briefs for Wednesday, April 14

Pause on J&J COVID-19 vaccine could slow in-home rural vaccinations … Pew: Vaccinations lag for home healthcare workers … Connecticut home healthcare company pays settlement … Golden Heart Senior Care expands … New in-home blood drawing service hits the market

Home Care briefs for Tuesday, April 13

Former CMS Administrator Seema Verma joins board of at-home renal care firm … Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to solicit ideas to increase vaccine confidence among long-term care workers … Pandemic may pave way for mobile dentistry … CMS extends application deadline for Primary Care First model

New York PACE program vaccinates 300 seniors at home in two weeks

On Friday PACE at ArchCare Senior Life — the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) run by the Archdiocese of New York — accomplished what might be considered a monumental feat for any healthcare provider: getting COVID-19 vaccinations into the arms of 300 homebound New York City seniors in just two weeks.

Home Care briefs for Monday, April 12

VP Kamala Harris speaks at weekend care summit … Former director of CMS Innovation Center launches new healthcare company … Moving Health Home coalition expanding with seven additional organizations … ATA and 16 other organizations pen letter to CMS seeking expansion of telehealth to diabetes program … AMA seeking feedback from members on repayment Medicare…

Home Care briefs for Friday, April 9

CMS proposes 2.3% increase in Medicare payments to hospices for FY 2022 … HHS OIG Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recovers $4.9 million from home health agencies in 2020 … Encompass shares move on takeover speculation … Calls mount for Biden to track healthcare worker deaths from COVID-19
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CNAs virtually march on Washington, calling for higher wages, more recognition

Healthcare assistants descended virtually on Washington Wednesday, demanding better wages, career development and recognition. During the six-hour online demonstration sponsored by the National Association of Home Care Assistants (NAHCA), registered nurses and certified nursing assistants said the pandemic highlighted the value CNAs provide to in-home care and long-term care.
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Drones could offer another alternative to telehealth

Drones could soon make house calls, dropping off Medical supplies, prescriptions and even self-administered lab tests. A team of inventors at the University of Cincinnati is developing the technology that combines artificial intelligence with sensors that allow the drones to navigate inside through doorways and into homes.

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