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Episode 30: Compassus' Dr. Kurt Merkelz On Better Medication Management
Dr. Kurt Merkelz, the senior vice president and chief medical officer for Compassus, joins the podcast to share some insights on better medication management for your home health and hospice clients. Merkelz is scheduled to present his findings on the topic at AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s PALTC22 conference in March during his session “Beyond Deprescribing: Effective Medication Management Strategies with Measurable Impacts on Safety and Quality of Life.”
Episode29: Lisa Wells Shares How to Better Market Your Home Medical Equipment Business
Lisa Wells has a 20-plus-year career in the home medical equipment industry, leading the charge on digital marketing and branding. She joins the podcast to share how you can better manage your brand, create buzz, and more.
Sources mentioned in this episode:
HomeCare Magazine article: https://www.homecaremag.com/november-2019/marketing-people-disabilities
Office of Disability Rights People First Language: https://odr.dc.gov/page/people-first-language
United Spinal, Disability Etiquette: https://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/DisabilityEtiquette.pdf
Episode 28: Home Health & Hospice Legislative Update with NAHC
Calvin McDaniel, NAHC's director of government affairs for home health interests, and Davis Baird, NAHC's director of government affairs for hospice, join the podcast to discuss legislation and regulatory concerns of the moment.
We discuss the HEAT Act, the Choose Home Care Act, the Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act, the Better Care Better Jobs Act, recent CMS rule making and more.
Episode 27: Interoperability with Citus Health's Melissa Kozak
On this episode of the HomeCare Podcast, Melissa Kozak, CEO and co-founder of Citus Health, talks about patient and workforce engagement, care collaboration, interoperability and more.
Episode 26: Recruiting & Retention with Assisted Living Services' Mario D'Aquila
Founded in 1996 by Ron and Sharon D’Aquila, family-owned homecare agency Assisted Living Services, Inc. provides quality care to residents across Connecticut to allow them to age in place. The agency created its unique award-winning CarePlus program that blends personal care with technological safety and monitoring devices from sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc., which focuses on technologies that promote independence safety, and improved quality of life for elderly and individuals with special needs living in private homes and community-based settings. ALS’s Chief Operating Officer, Mario D’Aquila, joins us today to talk about how the company managed recruiting and retention during the pandemic, and to share more about keeping seniors safe at home.
Episode 25: Selling Your Business with Tim Rutti
Tim Rutti, former president and owner of Phoenix, Arizona-based Valley Medical Supplies, joins us for our 25th episode. In early 2021, Rutti sold Valley Medical Supplies to Copper Star Home Medical, which is under the umbrella of Caddis Capital Management. Caddis oversees four HME companies across the Southwest. Rutti is now the Regional Retail Marketing Director for Caddis. Listen as he shares insights from the sell side of an acquisition.