Press Release: Harris acquires ADL Data Systems

Ottawa, ON, July 12, 2021 – Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, acquires ADL Data Systems, Inc. (ADL), a long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) software solutions provider.

Serving customers across the US since 1977, ADL’s software products cover a full range of administrative, financial, and clinical solutions for nursing homes and other long-term care providers. Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, David Pollack, says: “Harris is building an enduring organization and I wanted to see our business carry on. Harris will be an excellent home for our technologies and our skilled support and programming staff.”

ADL joins Collain Healthcare , which offers data convergence and electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Jerry Canada, Harris Healthcare Group President, mentions, “ADL is a perfect fit for our healthcare group and Collain as their decades long focus on LTPAC brings a unique perspective on customer needs and unmatched institutional knowledge to the team.”

About ADL

ADL’s OptimumSeries offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of software solutions for nursing homes and other organizations involved in caring for people on a long-term basis. OptimumSeries is developed with customizable, modular components to suit specific requirements, along with professional staff and consulting services to help maximize a healthcare system’s potential, productivity, facility financial performance, and quality of care.

About Collain Healthcare , LLC (Collain Healthcare)

Collain Healthcare is a subsidiary of Harris and is the innovation leader in LTPAC with multiple patents for the only EHR developed for Skilled Nursing Facility and Senior Housing providers in the value-based care era. Collain is also the only provider in the sector with data convergence solutions and services that have connected over a million unique patient lives including Health Plans, ACOs, Hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks. Led by a team of veteran technologists, providers and operators, Collain partners with customers to transform technology into an operating advantage for better patient care, provider experience, and operational performance.

About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)

Harris acquires vertical market software (VMS) businesses, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare sectors to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than twenty industries. Harris is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America’s most active acquirers of software businesses.

For further information contact:

Jerry Canada, Jr.

Group President, Healthcare

Phone: +1 716-297-8005 Ext. 221


New Minimum RSA Key Size for Code Signing Certificates

Beginning on May 31, 2021, the minimum RSA key size for code signing and EV code signing certificates issued by increased from 2048 to 3072 bits. This change is  part of our continual efforts to follow current industry best practices and remain in compliance with all applicable standards, including the CA/Browser forum’s Baseline Requirements for code signing and EV code signing guidelines. Minimum sizes for ECC code signing keys will remain unchanged. With future releases,  customers can expect the following effects from this change:

  • Code signing and EV code signing certificates issued before May 31, 2021 (including those with 2048-bit RSA keys) will continue to work as usual until they expire. The ADL certificates will remain in effect for a year; no action is necessary at the present time.
  • eSigner EV code signing certificates will be issued with 3072-bit RSA keys at which time ADL will upgrade the document signing.


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2021 Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) CPT Codes

Description of 2021 RPM CPT Codes & Reimbursement Rates

In 2018, CMS introduced CPT codes to reimburse providers for delivering RPM services to patients. The RPM reimbursement codes are similar to the Chronic Care Management (CCM) codes, but add device data collection and review to the requirements. Here is a breakdown of the RPM CPT codes and reimbursements currently available:

99453Initial Setup of DeviceNot Specified; Not Required to be Clinical Staff (Practice Expense Only Code)Billed 1X Per Patient, Only First Month of Reading for 99454$19.46
99454Device Supply With Daily Recordings and Programmed AlertsNot Specified; Not Required to be Clinical Staff (Practice Expense Only Code)Billed Each 30 Days, Minimum of 16 Days of Monitoring*$64.15
9945720 Minutes of Monitoring and Treatment Management That Includes Interactive Communication With the Patient or Caregiver During the Calendar MonthIn Indirect General Supervision of Clinical StaffBilled Each Calendar Month$51.54
(Non-Facility Rate)
99458Each Additional 20 Minutes of Monitoring and Treatment Management Services Provided.In Indirect General Supervision of Clinical StaffBilled Each Calendar Month$42.22
(Non-Facility Rate)
9909130 Minutes of Monitoring Each 30 Days That Does Not Require Interactive CommunicationPerformed by Physician, Other Qualified Healthcare Professional (QHCP) or Clinical StaffBilled Each 30 Days$58.38

*During COVID-19 Pandemic, 2 Days Of Monitoring Is Required, But Only If Patient Has Suspected Or Confirmed COVID-19 Case.