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Judge Overturns Ruling on Home Care Wage and Overtime Protections

A federal judge today completed a ruling that the Department of Labor cannot grant overtime and wage protections to home care workers by redefining the term “companionship services,” which many home care workers provide.  The ruling concludes a temporary stay granted following a court decision on December 22 to the same effect, prompting both celebration […]

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Federal Court Strikes Down Overtime Wage Rules for Some Home Care Workers

Reversing a hotly contested wage rule decided earlier this year, a U.S. District Court ruling prior to the holiday Christmas that overturned certain minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers has spurred mixed reactions between advocacy groups and industry stakeholders.  Considered a major victory by home care trade associations, the ruling in the […]

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Home Health Leaders Back Congress’ New Budget Deal

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, a coalition of home health providers, has commended Congress for passing a budget package that calls for further analysis of face-to-face regulations and broad funding cuts to the Medicare home health benefit.  Included in the legislation is language that requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to […]

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3 Threats Facing the Home Health Care Industry

As the elderly population grows in the coming years, so too will the home care industry — but not without facing significant threats, industry experts say. The baby boom population will push the demand for home health care, with more than 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day. In addition to the sheer demographics, home health […]

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Michigan Passes “Right To Try” Law, Allows Terminally Ill to Access Investigative Drugs

A law that exists in three states today to allow terminally ill patents the right to try investigational medicines was adopted in Michigan this week, making it the fourth state to allow this right.  The “Right To Try Act,” was passed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder late last week. It allows terminally ill patients to […]

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