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New York Plaintiffs File Class Action Lawsuit Over Home Care Cuts

A federal class action lawsuit filed against New York State health officials alleges that officials are mishandling Medicaid home care services by cutting services for those who need them most, the New York Times reports.  Three plaintiffs are named in the lawsuit filed against the state commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office […]

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New Reform Bill Aims to Replace Medicare Home Health Rebasing Rule

Legislative efforts to reform payment cuts to the home health industry continue to gain support on Capitol Hill with Tuesday’s introduction of a new bill that aims to reform recent rebasing rules laid forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act , introduced by […]

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Support Grows for Legislation to Improve Medicare Competitive Bidding

A new piece of proposed legislation that would reform the Medicare competitive bidding program to make it more equitable is being met with positive reception among government officials and industry leaders.  The Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act, H.R. 4920, if passed, would make bids from suppliers to provide durable medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic devices and […]

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Supreme Court Exempts Illinois Home Care Workers from Paying Union Dues

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in a landmark decision that Illinois home care workers who provide personal assistant care services are exempt from having to join and pay union dues. The Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) ruled 5-4 in Harris v. Quinn, stating that home care workers should not be required to pay […]

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New Legislation Would Increase Funding Toward Home & Community Based Services

Fifteen years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling and one year following a report showing that many states have not made adequate progress in ensuring the availability of home- and community-based services (HCBS), a U.S. Senator is now taking action with a new piece of legislation. This week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced The Community […]

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