Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

Nebraska State Soccer Partners with Sports Connect to Bring Dependable Software and Great Support To Their Members

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska State Soccer (NSS), the governing body for US Youth Soccer in the state, has announced its move back to Sports Connect powered by Stack Sports as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state. NSS previously partnered with Stack Sports for six years before exploring other options for the 2020-2021 season.

This multi-year partnership serves to support NSS's mission of providing the resources that affiliated regional and local clubs need to grow participation. Sports Connect provides technology solutions for the state association, affiliated leagues and clubs, and the participating players, coaches, families, and volunteers.

Sports Connect is a key component of the U.S. Soccer Connect mission of growing participation and advancing the sport of soccer in conjunction with U.S. Soccer.

The U.S. Soccer Connect initiative consists of leading services powered by Stack Sports connecting every level of the soccer pathway. It represents the largest commitment of technology and sports resources to any project in American sports history.

"A key component to growing participation is having a reliable state management platform," said Molly Vaughan, Director of Member Services. "After practicing our due diligence and exploring alternative solutions, we are confident that Sports Connect provides the best software and support in the industry. With that, we are proud to renew our partnership with Sports Connect as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider of Nebraska State Soccer."

"We are honored that Nebraska State Soccer has once again selected Sports Connect as their trusted technology partner," said Adam Abney, General Manager of Sports Connect. "There are many options for soccer state associations and clubs, but we differentiate ourselves by remaining partner-first, meaning we strive to provide the best support and product in the industry so that our partners can succeed. NSS is developing future generations by providing a safe and fun environment through soccer, and we couldn't be prouder to support their mission."

Affiliated clubs partnering with Sports Connect have access to a full suite of features, including Mobile-First Registration, seamless data integration with NSS, safety and compliance tracking, professional website designs, business insights, fanwear, and much more.

Learn more at: https://sportsconnect.com/soccer/

About Nebraska State Soccer:

Nebraska State Soccer Association was officially started in 1969 and currently represents a membership of over 25,000 youth and adult soccer players, 3,000 coaches, 900 referees and 1,000 administrators throughout the State of Nebraska. The organization consists of over 70 clubs who register players (boys and girls) from ages of four (4) through nineteen (19) on the youth side and any age on the adult side throughout the state.

Nebraska State Soccer provides and supports opportunities for the development and growth of our members through the game of soccer, with an ongoing commitment to service, education, promotion, and administrative support for all levels, ages, and abilities of soccer players in Nebraska. Nebraska State Soccer is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US YOUTH SOCCER), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the official representative of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for the State of Nebraska. For more information, contact Nebraska State Soccer at support@nebraskastatesoccer.org

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars - Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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New Centers for Children with Autism Open in Omaha and Lincoln, with Additional Centers Planned for 2022

OMAHA, Neb. -- Stride Autism Centers ("Stride"), a provider of evidence-based therapy for preschool-age children with autism, is thrilled to announce two new convenient locations in Nebraska. Enrollment for children ages 2-6 has begun for the Lincoln clinic, located at 4545 S 86th St, Suite 101, and for the Omaha clinic, located at 310 Regency Pkwy #115. Stride is planning more center openings in Omaha and throughout Nebraska to serve more families in need.

In keeping with their mission to help as many children and families as possible, Stride accepts Nebraska Medicaid as well as a majority of private insurance plans. They are committed to serving clients regardless of their funding source.

Stride's empathetic and highly skilled clinical team relies on a thoughtful approach based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA therapy is widely considered to be the most well-supported and optimal treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

One of the biggest advantages of Stride's program is that it offers personalized support and guidance during a child's most critical time of development (ages 2-6). As a means of giving each child the care and attention they deserve, Stride keeps a 1:1 therapist-to-child ratio. Their refined center-based model enables children with autism to develop and improve communication and social skills while engaging with peers and participating in fun and educational group activities.

To be effective and deliver the best results possible, Stride has its Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) put together treatment plans meticulously customized for each child that enrolls in the program.

Brad Zelinger, Stride's Founder and CEO, explained that "Stride's mission to provide the best possible support to children with autism and their families is deeply personal to me. My sister has an autism-related disorder called Rett Syndrome. She is nonverbal, and requires substantial support in everyday activities. I founded Stride so individuals like her can get the effective therapy they need as early as possible to live more independent, joyous lives. As a Midwesterner myself, I'm particularly motivated to bring Stride's services to underserved communities throughout the Midwest."

Discussing their program, Stride's Clinical Director and University Chair of ABA at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish, PhD, LCP, BCBA-D, NCSP commented that "Decades of research demonstrating the effectiveness of early intervention for children with autism underlie our decision to specialize in the early treatment of young learners."

"Our mission-driven team is incredibly motivated by Stride's unwavering commitment to meaningful outcomes. We're grateful that our singular focus on the highest quality care has allowed us to attract outstanding clinical leaders and therapists alike," Dr. Whittington-Barnish also stated.

About Stride Autism Centers

Stride Autism Centers is a mission-focused organization that provides evidence-based ABA therapy to preschool-age children with autism. Stride has locations throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. Stride's well-rounded program includes structured one-on-one therapy as well as naturalistic group activities. It is designed to assist with self-care, school readiness, social skills, emotional regulation, communication, transitioning, and play and leisure.

Families interested in learning more about the full-day program can contact Stride Autism Centers at 515-207-5251 (Iowa and Nebraska) or 312-554-5578 (Illinois) or visit the Stride website at http://www.stridecenters.com/.

Are you interested in a career helping children? Visit http://stridecenters.com/careers to browse our open roles.

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Stride Autism Centers Brings Its Center-Based ABA Therapy to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Stride Autism Centers ("Stride"), a mission-driven provider of evidence-based therapeutic interventions for preschool children with autism, is excited to announce a new location in Lincoln, Nebraska. Located at 4545 S 86th St, Suite 101, Stride is eager to begin supporting families across Southeastern Nebraska and has already opened enrollment for children ages 2-6. Stride is launching an Omaha clinic later this year and has plans to offer additional service locations in Nebraska over the next 12 months.

Importantly, Stride aims to serve clients regardless of funding source and accepts most private insurance as well as Nebraska Medicaid.

Stride's team of highly experienced and compassionate clinicians utilizes an approach rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA therapy has been extensively researched and is considered the gold standard of treatment for individuals with autism.

Stride provides individualized support during a child's most vital developmental period. Stride exclusively serves children ages 2-6 and maintains a 1:1 therapist-to-child ratio to maximize the attention each child receives. Stride's center-based model allows children to build social skills as they interact with their peers and engage in naturalistic group activities.

Every child that attends Stride's program receives a completely customized treatment plan carefully developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

Brad Zelinger, Stride's Founder and CEO, explained that "Stride's mission to provide the best possible support to children with autism and their families is deeply personal to me. My sister has an autism-related disorder called Rett Syndrome. She is nonverbal, and requires substantial support in everyday activities. I founded Stride so individuals like her can get the effective therapy they need as early as possible to live more independent, joyous lives. As a Midwesterner myself, I'm particularly motivated to bring Stride's services to underserved communities throughout the Midwest."

Regarding the program, Stride's Clinical Director and University Chair of ABA at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish, PhD, LCP, BCBA-D, NCSP said that "Decades of research demonstrating the effectiveness of early intervention for children with autism underlie our decision to specialize in the early treatment of young learners."

"Our mission-driven team is incredibly motivated by Stride's unwavering commitment to meaningful outcomes. We're grateful that our singular focus on the highest quality care has allowed us to attract outstanding clinical leaders and therapists alike," Dr. Whittington-Barnish added.

About Stride Autism Centers

Stride Autism Centers is a mission-oriented organization that provides evidence-based ABA therapy to children with autism ages 2 to 6. Stride has locations throughout Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. Stride's full-day program combines structured one-on-one therapy with naturalistic group activities. It is designed to assist with self-care, school readiness, social skills, emotional regulation, communication, transitioning, and play and leisure. Families interested in learning more can contact Stride Autism Centers at 515-207-5251 (Iowa and Nebraska) or 312-554-5578 (Illinois) or visit the Stride website at https://stridecenters.com/.

Are you interested in a career helping children? Visit https://stridecenters.com/careers to browse our open roles.

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Advertising and Marketing, Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

Elite 11 Taps Opendorse to Prepare Top Quarterbacks for NIL

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Elite 11, powered by Stack Sports, and Opendorse announced today the launch of a new partnership to prepare the country's top high school quarterbacks for coming changes to name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights monetization. The partnership features the addition of Opendorse Ready™, the company's industry-leading NIL education solution that is currently used by more than 30 top programs in college sports including Clemson, Florida, and Ohio State Athletics.

As the nation's premier quarterback competition, Elite 11 competitors are poised to soon be among the most marketable athletes in college sports. Recent notable Elite 11 Alumni include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones. With Opendorse Ready, each athlete will receive a personalized assessment of their current brand value with a roadmap to maximize it. NIL industry leaders will host live education sessions at the competition, and the program will provide athletes with on-demand access to the Opendorse NIL Masterclass, a video series featuring brand building and monetization experts from leading brands including Instagram, the Players' Tribune, and Overtime.

"We've always looked at Elite 11 as a place to bring the best in sport together and that is what we are doing by partnering with Opendorse," said Elite 11 President Brian Stumpf. "We want to evolve with changing landscapes and Opendorse will help us to continue to serve and educate this next generation of quarterbacks early on to ensure they have the tools both in football and in life necessary to reach their potential."

The program is built to provide an elite athlete development experience on-and-off the field. In addition to NIL education, competitors can use Opendorse to access photography and videos from Elite 11 events, and publish it to their personal social media channels with a single tap.

"Elite 11 competitors and counselors are poised to be among the most marketable athletes in college sports," said Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence. "These quarterbacks will be the face of the new era. Knowing that, it's vital that they understand how to build and protect their brands now to be successful and safe in the very near future. I'm proud to provide Opendorse products to empower this next generation of greats."

By partnering with Opendorse, Elite 11 becomes the first camp or competition series to provide athletes brand building and NIL readiness resources.

About Opendorse

Opendorse is the sports technology company that maximizes endorsement value for athletes. Today more than 40,000 athletes around the world use Opendorse to understand, build, protect, and monetize their brands with support from partners including the PGA TOUR, NHL, NFLPA, MLBPA, WNBPA, LPGA, over 100 professional and collegiate sports teams, and hundreds of brands. From All-Americans to All-Pros - when athletes connect with their organizations, brands, or fans - they do it with Opendorse.

To learn more about Opendorse, visit https://opendorse.com/

About Elite 11

Founded in 1999, the Elite 11 is the premier quarterback event in the nation, bringing together the nation's top signal callers each offseason to compete and improve their skillset both on and off-the-field. Elite 11 event alumni include 26 of the 32 current NFL starting quarterbacks, and 13 of the past 14 quarterbacks who have won the Heisman Trophy.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars - Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Long Term Care

Encounter Telehealth Awards ‘Certificates of Excellence in Mental Health Care’

OMAHA, Neb. -- Encounter Telehealth awarded their partner facilities 'Certificates of Excellence in Mental Health Care' for their perseverance and dedication to the mental health needs of their residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This past year has been wrought with unprecedented challenges and hurdles for the staff and residents of our senior living community partners," explains Jennifer Amis, President and CEO of Encounter Telehealth.

"Through everything, the care teams at these facilities have gone above and beyond to ensure the mental health and wellness for their residents. They truly deserve special commendation."

Depression and anxiety hit an all-time high for older adults amid the pandemic. Recent studies determined that 1 in 4 older adults have experienced depression and anxiety since the pandemic began. Lockdowns, loneliness, fear, and loss have contributed to a mental health epidemic in an already struggling population.

In 2020, throughout the pandemic, Encounter Telehealth conducted over 10,000 telehealth encounters for residents of senior care communities. The staff at these communities have embraced the Encounter Team as an extension of their own care teams. The collaboration between Encounter and their partner facilities has improved the mental health and quality of life for residents and staff members.

About Encounter Telehealth

Encounter Telehealth supports the mental and behavioral health needs of residents in senior care communities. Our services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, mental health therapy for both residents and their family members, after hours care, and staff training. Our communities include skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, independent living, memory care, home health care, ICF/IID facilities, Veterans Homes, and corrections. Our patients receive specialized, evidence-based mental health care regardless of where they live.

Learn more at http://www.encounter.health/ or by emailing us at info@encounter.health.

Twitter: @EncounterPsych

Facebook: @EncounterTelespychiatry

LinkedIn: @EncounterTelehealthLLC

Instagram: @encountertelehealth

QUOTES:

"Jenkins Living Center is located in Watertown, South Dakota -- a rural area in the northeastern corner of the state. Our community lacks the services of a psychiatrist, and scheduling visits with a clinical psychology would often take weeks before the resident could be seen. When we signed on with Encounter, we immediately saw an improvement in mental health services for our resident population. The telehealth psychologists that have served our facility have been extremely responsive whenever we have needed a consultation, and they are very engaged when visiting with our residents and staff. They thoroughly review the residents' medical records prior to visits and do an outstanding job of follow-up regarding efficacy of medications they have prescribed. Overall, the well-being of our residents who need mental health consultations has improved dramatically since we began to partner with Encounter," said Loren Dietman, President and CEO of Jenkins Living Center.

"The majority of our residents being followed by Encounter have had improved mental health. Behaviors have decreased, which has helped the environment for both the residents and employees. Residents' mental health is more stable," said Nicholas Guerrette, Administrator at Borderview Rehabilitation and Living Center.

Related link: https://www.encounter.health/

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Real Estate

Omaha-Based Apartment Developers Complete Their First 1,000 Apartment Units

OMAHA, Neb. -- SB Communities, LLC, owned by Jerry Slusky and Bob Batt, is a privately-owned real estate development company known in Nebraska and Iowa for its focus on building new, first-class apartment communities since 2013, specializing in identifying Midwest communities with populations of around 50,000 where there is a particular need for amenity-filled apartments.

SB Communities, LLC fulfills this need and develops projects with resort-style pools, innovative clubhouses, full-size fitness facilities, and individual apartments with quartz island countertops, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryers as basic amenities. They have followed this model for the past seven years, and it has been a huge success.

The company has recently passed the milestone of completing one-thousand apartment units. Jerry and Bob put their decades of experience earned in real estate development and furniture sales and marketing to give SB Communities, LLC this extraordinary pace of growth.

Bob Batt grew up and went to college in Omaha. He retired from Nebraska Furniture Mart (now a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) after a long and successful career in marketing and executive leadership. He then joined with Jerry to create SB Communities, LLC.

Attorney Jerry Slusky has been in real estate law practice for over 45 years, most of which have been spent assisting clients in all aspects of the development of commercial real estate. Jerry is the Founder of the CRE Summit - an annual commercial real estate conference now in its 32nd consecutive year; he is also one of only seven Nebraska Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Some of the company's widely recognized projects include The Sterling Apartments of Grand Island, The Sterling Apartments of Kearney and The Sterling Apartments at Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa.

Speaking about their recent achievement, Jerry said, "A thousand units is an important number. It demonstrates that we were right to invest in research and move forward with providing these communities the products they were missing. SB Communities, LLC provides a first-class apartment living experience that is more like a home, set in an amenity-filled community campus".

This achievement opens many new doors for SB Communities, LLC. Bob Batt is very optimistic about the future of the company. He says, "Mrs. B, Founder of the Nebraska Furniture Mart, often told me, 'It's not what you want. It's what the customer wants.' And that's true for this business as well! The transfer of business ideas and theory applies as we consider what the customer is wanting, not what we want."

SB Communities, LLC is also a partner in a joint venture in the development of 300 units in Papillion, NE, Axis Apartments, which opened its first two buildings last August. The company is also planning to break ground on a new 404-unit apartment community in the Prairie Trail subdivision of Ankeny, IA in May 2021.

COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION

SB Communities, LLC is a Nebraska owned and operated company, focused on bringing outstanding, home-like rental apartments to Midwest living. More details about SB Communities, LLC can be found on its website ( https://sbcommunities.com/ ) or via email ( dkline@smithslusky.com ) while inquiries can also be made via phone calls to 402-505-8105.

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial

DC Centre & Partners Giving Away $30,000 Wedding

OMAHA, Neb. -- DC Centre Banquet Facility today is opening up entry submissions to give away an estimated $30,000 wedding. This wedding giveaway, called the Free 'I Do' Contest and sponsored by Dinner4Two, is their way of giving back to their community after a difficult 2020. Anyone who has been affected by COVID-19 and is wanting to get married is encouraged to enter.

"DC Centre has been serving the community for over 25 years and is acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges and suffering that COVID has presented to our community, and while what we do is not integral to the health and wellness of individuals, we felt compelled to do something that may bring a small amount of relief and joy to those who have suffered the most," says Pamela Christianson, CFO at DC Centre. "Therefore, in alliance with other businesses in the event industry we organized a wedding giveaway worth over $30,000 for those who have been adversely impacted by the circumstances of COVID. Love finds a way, even during a pandemic."

Details of this giveaway include:

* An estimated $30,000 grand prize wedding including venue, catering, dress, tux, decor, flowers, honeymoon and more.

* All participating partners are local to the area and have donated their goods and/or services to this contest.

* A Spring wedding date of March 27, 2021.

The Free 'I Do' Contest is currently open for submissions. DC Centre is asking for a completed submission form on their Bridal Show website along with a maximum 3-minute video from the couple.

Starting December 1, 2020, DC Centre will post the videos on their Bridal Show website for the public to vote on. Voting will take place until January 1, 2021 when a panel of independent judges will choose the grand prize winner from the 3 most voted for couples.

For more information, including the complete Rules & Regulations and grand prize partners, visit https://dccentrebridalshow.com/contest.

About DC Centre:

DC Centre Banquet Facility is an event venue that hosts hundreds of events a year. They help clients host weddings, anniversary parties, retirement parties, holiday parties, fundraisers and more. Most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, they helped the American Red Cross host two blood drives by donating their facility while so many others were closed and unable.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Legal and Law

Veteran-Owned Berry Law Listed on the Inc 5000 for 4th Straight Year

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Out of more than 6 million business in the United States, Berry Law has been honored with a spot in Inc. magazines annual 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the 4th consecutive year. Being ranked in the top 5000 places, Berry Law lands among some of the fastest growing and highly respected companies in the US. The prestigious list spotlights the national industry leaders who continue to grow their businesses in both size and revenue.

While making the list a single time is considered the hallmark of successful entrepreneurship, Berry Law has shattered expectations for what a law firm can achieve by ranking on the Inc. 5000 list for a 4th consecutive year. The Berry Law team has worked tremendously hard to provide exceptional service to their clients while growing a scalable practice focused on individual rights. This year alone, Berry Law has added 32 additional employees to its headcount, including 24 new hires since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

"We are proud to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for another year," says Berry Law's CEO, John Berry, Jr. "We use every day as an opportunity to get better, constantly improving our client services, business practices, and employee training. While this award is worth celebrating, rapid business growth is just a secondary outcome of fighting hard for our clients every day. This growth represents years of building referrals and name recognition through offering exceptional service to every client."

COVID-19 has presented challenges to businesses greater than anything we have seen before. Part of Berry Law's success has been using its military roots to build a culture of aggressively rising to meet difficult changes. When an event like the pandemic upsets the status quo operating environment, Berry Law looks for opportunities to improve and streamline. Led by a heroic effort by team members Gordon Bjorman and Brent Masten, the firm was able to transition its IT systems quickly to a remote work structure and continue operating without disruption. The addition of new capabilities surrounding virtual meetings, remote document collaboration, and streamlined case management not only allowed Berry Law to work through the pandemic, it upgraded capabilities and has presented additional room for growth.

The Berry Law team would like to thank each of their clients for helping them become one of the fastest growing law firms in the entire country. During this unknown time, sticking with them and trusting them to help fight your most important battles.

To view the full Inc. 5000 list, please visit Inc. magazine's website on or after August 12, 2020.

Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by legendary attorney John S. Berry, Sr. With over 250 years of combined legal experience by its attorneys, Berry Law is well equipped to handle the most serious legal needs. Originally focused on criminal defense work, the firm has expanded to offer a full suite of legal services.

For more information, visit: https://jsberrylaw.com/

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Encounter Telehealth Among 340 Organizations That Sent Letter to Congress Urging Action on Telehealth

OMAHA, Neb. -- Encounter Telehealth joined 340 organizations in signing a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. This multi-stakeholder letter is represented by leaders in a wide range of healthcare industries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

At the start of the pandemic Congress quickly waived barriers, such as geographic and site restrictions, to allow for the expansion of telehealth. This enabled federal agencies to allow providers to deliver care virtually to their patients, and made telehealth available to all Medicare recipients. This revolutionized healthcare for residents of rural communities, skilled nursing facilities, and many more.

If Congress does not act before the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, the current flexibilities and allowances will disappear-leaving millions without access to telehealth. Therefore, 340 stakeholders have drafted and sent a letter to Congress explaining the urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken to ensure the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has the authority to make these telehealth allowances permanent.

These urgent actions include:
* Remove obsolete restrictions on the location of the patient to ensure that all patients can access care at home, and other appropriate locations
* Maintain and enhance HHS authority to determine appropriate providers and services for telehealth
* Ensure Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics can furnish telehealth services after the public health emergency
* Make permanent Health and Human Services (HHS) temporary waiver authority for future emergencies.

It is imperative that CMS have the authority to expand access to telehealth based on data gathered from experience gained through the pandemic. Telehealth fulfilled a vital role allowing patients to be screened, evaluated, and to continue services and management throughout the pandemic. Patients deserve broad access to healthcare regardless of geographical restrictions or national emergencies.

Encounter Telehealth, LLC has joined 340 organizations such as the American Psychological Association, American Telemedicine Association, and the American Nurses Association in signing this letter. Read the letter here: http://connectwithcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Post-COVID-Telehealth-Priorities-Group-Letter-FIN.pdf

Learn more about Encounter Telehealth, LLC at: https://www.encounter.health/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Amanda Rigsby
amanda.rigsby@encountertelehealth.com

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Business, Defense and Military, Free News Articles, Manufacturing, Product Launches

PACIFIC ENGINEERING, INC. develops Rapid On Demand Portable Medical Platforms to help in the war against the pandemic

ROCA, Neb. -- Pacific Engineering, Inc., winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2014 Tibbetts Award for innovative technology, in response to the pandemic, has focused its resources on the development of a family of composite shelters that can be used as mobile test centers and patient treatment.

Specifically, these Rapid On Demand Portable Medical Platforms (ROD-PMP(TM)) may be easily and quickly deployed to areas or sites that lack diagnostic test capability such as rural hospitals, long-term care facilities, correctional institutions, critical industries (meat packing), sports venues, etc., to provide ready access testing for virus or similar outbreaks. Currently, platform models include a series of Test Platforms (Models 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1300) that provide rapid Point-of-Care testing and screening; and, Patient Treatment Models (Series 2000 and 3000 Models) that provide full service treatment and patient isolation for communities and hospitals that require these "surge" resources.

All ROD-PMP models utilize a lightweight composite structure that is durable, will not corrode, and easy to maintain. These units are deployable in all seasons and environments and are designed to the latest standard (ASTM 1925) for rigid wall relocatable structures (RWRS); the same criteria that is used by the U.S. Military for their tactical hospitals. All models can be transported using existing modes (common carrier) and set-up onsite using forklifts or cranes. PEI has designed the ROD-PMP in accordance with CDC guidelines and can be customized to meet specific user needs.

"When COVID-19 began to impact the U.S., our community and our employees, PEI began to consider what we could do to help combat this pandemic," stated Osie Combs, PEI President and retired Navy Rear Admiral. "Normally, our capabilities are utilized to support the U.S. Warfighter and help them take the fight to our foreign enemies. In this case, we are utilizing our advanced composites know-how to help fight a war on our soil, a more personal battle to protect our own families and communities. The ROD-PMP(TM) product line utilizes the latest technology in materials and design. PEI is dedicated to fielding a product that ramps up our nation's test capabilities, and equally important, a system that also protects our incredible healthcare workers."

PEI will be offering the ROD-PMP product line to communities, hospitals, agencies, and organizations throughout the United States. Our design and manufacturing facility stands ready to provide these systems within weeks of order placement. The ROD-PMP is the next step in fighting the pandemic and beyond.

Pacific Engineering, Inc. (PEI), is high tech small business located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 1998, PEI has been a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced composite structures for the military and commercial markets.

For more information please contact:

Osie V. Combs, Jr., President Vice President, ocombs@pacificengineeringinc.com

Dexter Myers, Vice President, dexter.myers@pacificengineeringinc.com

Our website is: https://www.pacificengineeringinc.com/

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