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APTQI Disappointed by 9% Cut to Physical and Occupational Therapy Included in Proposed PFS Rule for CY 2021

CMS proposal increases specialty provider cuts despite opposition from bipartisan lawmakers and broad group of healthcare stakeholders. - August 04, 2020 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

The Black Women’s Health Imperative & The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses Partner to Address Maternal Mortality Among Black Women

The Black Women’s Health Imperative & The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses Partner to Address Maternal Mortality Among Black Women

Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announced its partnership with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to lay the groundwork necessary to develop a patient-centered, values-based implicit bias curriculum that incorporates the lived... - July 29, 2020 - Black Women's Health Imperative

Donna A. Horton Honored as a Woman of the Month for June 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Donna A. Horton Honored as a Woman of the Month for June 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Donna A. Horton of Port Republic, Maryland has been honored as a Woman of the Month for June 2020 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of cemetery services. Each month P.O.W.E.R. features women to... - July 28, 2020 - P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

Ghana Diaspora PAC Endorses Kojo Asamoa-Caesar for U.S. Congress (OK-01)

Kojo will bring Ghanaian American values of humble hardwork & importance of quality education on behalf of Oklahomans Congress. - July 26, 2020 - Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective

Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians (ASP) Coalition Statement Regarding the Trump Administration’s Recently Announced Executive Order

The Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians (ASP) Coalition released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s recently announced Executive Order: “In a letter to lawmakers in 2018, the ASP Coalition warned about the International Pricing Index Model (IPI) and the... - July 24, 2020 - Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition

TechFlow Forms Board of Advisors to Provide Critical Insight and Proactive Support for Key Customers

TechFlow Forms Board of Advisors to Provide Critical Insight and Proactive Support for Key Customers

Ret. Colonel Chip Fulghum, Margie Graves and Ret. Major General Dale Meyerrose join board as founding members bringing a deep base of experience from serving the federal government in senior positions at DHS, USAF, OMB and DNI. - July 23, 2020 - TechFlow

SCPC Applauds Introduction of Legislation Establishing Federal Definition of Long-Term Care Pharmacy

The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020 Introduced to Establish a Clear Statutory Definition and Alleviate Current Regulatory Chaos and Jurisdictional Confusion - July 22, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Teams with Tigerlily Foundation for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Teams with Tigerlily Foundation for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

Largest scientific conference dedicated solely to breast cancer research and treatment takes #InclusionPledge to improve healthcare equity and access for women of color - July 21, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

IVI Announces Grant to National Health Council, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to Improve Value Assessment

IVI Announces Grant to National Health Council, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to Improve Value Assessment

Goal: Identify Areas of Consensus to Ultimately Make the Value Assessment Process Useful to Those Who Receive and Pay for Care - July 20, 2020 - Innovation and Value Initiative

Grace Church "Mask-A-Thon" Drive-Thru with a Purpose

Grace Church "Mask-A-Thon" Drive-Thru with a Purpose

Grace Church hosted a “Mask-A-Thon: Drive-Thru With A Purpose” in the parking lot of their main campus, 1006 Williamstown Drive, on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. With the school year approaching, and social distancing measures still in place due to COVID-19, many... - July 20, 2020 - Grace Church

Crispin Teufel, CEO of Lincare, Named Chairman of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care

The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies – recently named Crispin Teufel, chief executive officer of Lincare as Chairman of the Board. Teufel succeeds Dan Starck, chief executive... - July 16, 2020 - CQRC

WBAT Safety Announces North Memorial Health Air Care as Latest ASAP Subscriber and Platform+ Subscriber

WBAT Safety Announces North Memorial Health Air Care as Latest ASAP Subscriber and Platform+ Subscriber

WBAT Safety is proud to announce that North Memorial Health Air Care is now a Platform+Support subscriber and has upgraded to receive ASAP Facilitation services. North Memorial Health Air Care, a division of North Memorial Health in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota, responds to emergencies and... - July 16, 2020 - WBAT Safety

Partnership: Implementation of RCD Amidst Public Health Emergency Ill-Advised

Home health leaders concerned CMS decision to proceed with Review Choice Demonstration in Florida and North Carolina will result in unintended patient care consequences. - July 15, 2020 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Leaders Request Urgent COVID-19 Relief from Congressional Leaders

Letter to Congress Requests Immediate Action to Provide Relief for LTC Pharmacies Serving Most Vulnerable Patients in Nursing Homes, Other LTC Facilities - July 13, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Downsize Your Home and Life in Any Economy or Pandemic with the Downsizing Coach, Anne Nouri, New "Downsizing Your Home & Life Radio" Show

Downsize Your Home and Life in Any Economy or Pandemic with the Downsizing Coach, Anne Nouri, New "Downsizing Your Home & Life Radio" Show

Anne Nouri announces the release of her new highly anticipated “Downsizing Your Home & Life Radio Show” and Podcast. - July 09, 2020 - The Success Corps

Local Business Owner David Ho Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Local Business Owner David Ho Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Dr. David Ho, Chairman Vietnamese American Business Council was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. Dr. Ho, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C. - July 09, 2020 - Vietnamese American Business Council

Alexiacare Corporation Builds and Gives Away New Virtual Visit EMR/EHR Tool to Doctors Offices Facing COVID-19 Crisis

Alexiacare Corporation Builds and Gives Away New Virtual Visit EMR/EHR Tool to Doctors Offices Facing COVID-19 Crisis

Alexiacare Corporation, a Maryland EMR/EHR vendor, is building and giving away AlexiaHTC Telemed, a new virtual visit tool that has been integrated into its flagship EMR/EHR product: AlexiaHTC. Doctor offices, which have been closed because of fear of COVID-19, can now schedule virtual appointments for its patients. - July 07, 2020 - Alexiacare Corporation

PAD Task Force Welcomes Society of Interventional Radiology

PAD Task Force urges lawmakers to join Congressional PAD Caucus to advance policies to improve access to screening for at-risk populations and reduce preventable amputations. - July 07, 2020 - CardioVascular Coalition

UTRS to Support Research and Develop Solutions for Defensive Cyber Operations

UTRS is proud to announce the award of a key new business contract to support the SBNAB of the Army’s C5ISR Center, Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate. UTRS will support SBNAB’s mission of R&D solutions for Defense Cyber Operations. - July 07, 2020 - UTRS

WBAT Safety Announces Major FAA Award

WBAT Safety Announces Major FAA Award

WBAT Safety has been awarded a 5-year contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). - June 30, 2020 - WBAT Safety

New Data Shows Economic Conditions Continue to Worsen for Long-Term Care Pharmacies

SCPC Letter to HHS asks for Provider Relief to Support Continued Essential Care for Vulnerable People in Nursing Homes - June 29, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

"YBF POLITICS" (TheYBF.com's New Vertical) Sits Down with Congressional Hopefuls Dr. Cameron Webb and Jaime Harrison

"YBF POLITICS" (TheYBF.com's New Vertical) Sits Down with Congressional Hopefuls Dr. Cameron Webb and Jaime Harrison

Natasha Eubanks of The YBF Sits Down with VA's history making Democratic pick Dr. Cameron Webb and SC's rising star for Senate Jaime Harrison; Launching the site's new politically focused content vertical "YBF POLITICS." - June 26, 2020 - The Young, Black & Fabulous, LLC (The YBF)

Pandemic Experts Launch the American BioDefense Institute

American BioDefense Institute launched as a new model for fighting pandemics. - June 25, 2020 - American BioDefense Institute

Resilient Americana: Virtual Reality Painting Gallery Focuses on Unity Sustained by Shared Values

Resilient Americana: Virtual Reality Painting Gallery Focuses on Unity Sustained by Shared Values

Resilient Americana: Virtual Reality Painting Gallery launches as a virtual reality gallery showcasing Dave Alber’s Hybrid VR Paintings™ celebrating American virtues. This VR gallery is available online. The exhibition showcases virtual reality paintings of small town America and American cultural sites as reflections on the resilience of American virtues during difficult times. - June 25, 2020 - Dave Alber

The New Cloud Authoring Tool for Microcourses by iSpring

The New Cloud Authoring Tool for Microcourses by iSpring

iSpring released a new authoring solution: a cloud service for creating microcourses right in a browser. The new tool will allow users to build courses on the fly, publish content for an LMS, and get projects across the finish line much faster. - June 24, 2020 - iSpring Solutions, Inc.

Kidney Care Partners Pleased CMS Implements Expansion of Medicare Advantage Program, Concerned Other Changes Could Undermine Care Access for Patients with Kidney Failure

Implementing Congressional Intent to Expand Access Important to Patients, but Final Rule Could Create Barriers for Home and In-Center Dialysis Patients - June 22, 2020 - Kidney Care Partners

The Hand Sanitizer Guys (Herndon, VA) is Hosting an Event Saturday June 20th to Raise Money for the Virginia Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

The Hand Sanitizer Guys (Herndon, VA) is Hosting an Event Saturday June 20th to Raise Money for the Virginia Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

The Hand Sanitizer Guys of Herndon, VA in partnership with Kickers Sports & Martial Arts Complex of Ashburn, Virginia are hosting a hand sanitizer clearance sale and open house on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Kickers Sports & Martial Arts Complex 21750 Red Rum Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147. - June 19, 2020 - The Hand Sanitizer Guys

Schmidt Public Affairs Awarded Top Prizes in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

Schmidt Public Affairs Awarded Top Prizes in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards

Alongside Alibaba, Cisco, and other leading companies, the boutique healthcare public affairs firm won prizes for Best Public Affairs Campaign and Best Marketing Campaign. - June 18, 2020 - Schmidt Public Affairs

SCPC Urges CDC to Exempt Long-Term Care Patients from Opioid Guidelines

Given the unique medical needs of patients in long-term care facilities and the virtual impossibility of “doctor-shopping,” the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines must not apply to this unique population. - June 18, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

SCPC Urges Secretary Azar to Address Conflicting Insulin Pen Policy

In a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SCPC warns that conflicting regulatory policy puts patient access at risk and threatens LTC’s good faith efforts to provide insulin pens. - June 16, 2020 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

APTQI Commends Representative Brendan Boyle for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act which, if passed, will extend a necessary lifeline to physical and occupational therapists who are... - June 15, 2020 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

MOC1 Solutions Revolutionizes Hospital Security, Care and Human Resources

MOC1 Solutions Revolutionizes Hospital Security, Care and Human Resources

MOC1 Solutions announces the availability of a hospital identity and access management solution using artificial intelligence, machine learning and facial recognition into one integrated solution. The Hospital Identity and Access Management System (HIAMS) has become the center of innovation in the... - June 15, 2020 - Mobile Office Communications Inc. DBA MOC1 Solutions

Bestselling Author’s New Book Explaining How to End Racism Will be Free June 16-18

Bestselling Author’s New Book Explaining How to End Racism Will be Free June 16-18

In his latest release, Stephen Hawley Martin puts a finger on what he believes to be the root causes of racism and what must be done to end the scourge, and it won’t cost readers anything to find out. The Kindle edition is free to download from Amazon, June 16-18. - June 15, 2020 - The Oaklea Press

National Patient Advocacy Organizations Band Together for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

National Patient Advocacy Organizations Band Together for #InclusionPledge to Ensure Equity for Black Women

National breast cancer patient advocacy organizations frustrated by the lack of measurable action taken to improve healthcare equity and access for women of color, come together to sign the #InclusionPledge. - June 11, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

Medecision Joins the Population Health Alliance

Medecision Joins the Population Health Alliance

The company dedicated to a liberated healthcare system has joined other PHA members to collectively advance the industry. - June 10, 2020 - Population Health Alliance

Text AI Event Leader 42Chat Adds 3 to Its Sales Team

Text AI Event Leader 42Chat Adds 3 to Its Sales Team

42Chat, the market leader in text AI chatbots for live events, has made three additions to its sales team. Ray Baum, Colin Tokosch and Mike Flynn have joined the company to help further fuel the company’s growth as the event industry begins its recovery from the COVID-19 lockdowns. Ray Baum... - June 09, 2020 - 42Chat

PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus

PHA Announces the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus

Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care; Presented by PHA –Your National Professional and Trade Association dedicated to Population Health Management - June 04, 2020 - Population Health Alliance

Black  Women's Health Imperative Announces New Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

Black Women's Health Imperative Announces New Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

First-Of-Its Kind Coalition Will Convene Healthcare Leaders to Address the Extraordinary Challenges Faced by Minorities with a Rare Disease - May 29, 2020 - Black Women's Health Imperative

National Hospice Foundation Awards Grants for PPE

National Hospice Foundation Awards Grants for PPE

To help mitigate the financial challenge faced by our hospice community, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s fundraising affiliate, the National Hospice Foundation (NHF), is providing grants to member hospice programs to support the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment need in the time of COVID-19. - May 29, 2020 - NHPCO

ProPublica Reporting Underscores Need for Improved PAD Screening for African Americans

CVC working collaboratively with bipartisan lawmakers to advance policies to improve access to screening for at-risk populations and reduce preventable amputations. - May 28, 2020 - CardioVascular Coalition

SkyePoint Decisions Names Jason Weaver Chief Solutions Architect

SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. (SkyePoint Decisions), a leader in Cybersecurity Solutions, Engineering, Information Technology Operations, and Applications Integration that specializes in serving Federal Government missions, announced today its appointment of Jason Weaver as the company’s Chief... - May 22, 2020 - SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

Tigerlily Foundation Will Host Virtual #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities During Women’s Health Month

Tigerlily Foundation Will Host Virtual #ListenUpMBC Confab on Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities During Women’s Health Month

Three Day Event Convenes Patient Advocates, Healthcare Providers, Scientists, Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Faith and Grassroots Organizations and Influencers for a National Conversation to eliminate the disparity gap and Improve the Health Outcomes of African American Women. - May 21, 2020 - Tigerlily Foundation

SkyePoint Decisions Names Frank Sturek as Chief Executive for Growth

SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. (SkyePoint Decisions), a leader in Cybersecurity Solutions, Engineering, Information Technology Operations, and Applications Integration that specializes in serving Federal Government missions, announced today its appointment of Frank Sturek as the company’s Chief... - May 18, 2020 - SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

Glenelg Country School to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Graduation Car Parade

Glenelg Country School to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Graduation Car Parade

Event replaces traditional commencement ceremony with car parade to celebrate graduating senior class and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. - May 18, 2020 - Glenelg Country School

Award Winning Haitian Artist Natalie Jean and Multi-Talented Canadian Artist Rory Gardiner Release Country Single

Award Winning Haitian Artist Natalie Jean and Multi-Talented Canadian Artist Rory Gardiner Release Country Single

"Natalie Jean consistently delivers amazing music that stays with me long after my first listening." – ToneFlame Magazine. Rory Gardiner is a professional entertainer, who has been captivating audiences of all sizes, in multiple countries, on multiple platforms for over 15 years. - May 17, 2020 - Natalie Jean

MITA Urges CMS to “Double Down” on Strengthening Access to Medical Imaging Following Peak COVID-19

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining a series of recommendations the agency should take to ensure continued access to essential medical imaging services both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. - May 15, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Autism Housing Report Announced Same Day as CDC Announces 2.2% of Adults Are Autistic

Autism Housing Report Announced Same Day as CDC Announces 2.2% of Adults Are Autistic

The release of new CDC estimates that 1 in 45 adults are on the autism spectrum coincides with the announcement of a groundbreaking report to define and segment housing opportunities for autistic adults and others with neurodiversities called A Place in the World. Madison House Autism Foundation's... - May 15, 2020 - Autism Housing Network

MITA Updates Supplier Credentialing Standard to Include Appropriate PPE Use in Healthcare Provider Facilities

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced that through the recently reconvened Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing (C4UHC), its parent and standard-setting organization, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), will update the 2019 Standard,... - May 12, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

MITA Joins Broad Coalition of Imaging Stakeholders Requesting Necessary Financial Relief to Radiology Providers Hit Hard by Pandemic

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) joined a broad coalition of concerned imaging stakeholders in sending a letter urging congressional lawmakers to include direct financial support to radiology providers in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package. The urgent request comes as... - May 11, 2020 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

Agile Rising Awarded NASA-OCIO Contract for Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support

Agile Rising Awarded NASA-OCIO Contract for Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support

Agile Rising, LLC, awarded an advisory and assistance services contract to provide subject matter expertise in Agile transformation and consulting services for the Office of the CIO for NASA (OCIO), Applications Division. - May 11, 2020 - Agile Rising, LLC.

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