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Back-Pay Lawsuit Could Spark $150 Million Home Care Fight

Home care workers in Washington, D.C., have filed a second class action lawsuit claiming employers cheated them of wages, in a case that attorneys say could ultimately involve $150 million in damages. The suit names four home care companies, which allegedly shorted workers’ wages, paid workers late, denied overtime and did not allow sick days. […]

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Battle over Home Care Unions Heats Up with Lawsuit

As part of an ongoing nationwide battle over home care worker organizing efforts, a coalition of care providers, consumers and workers has sued Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The suit challenges his executive order, which they say establishes a process to unionize workers hired directly by consumers. Among those disputing Wolf’s Executive Order 2015-05 are The Pennsylvania […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against Home Health Companies Seeking Higher Payments

Home health agencies and other providers cannot sue states for setting low Medicaid reimbursement rates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision announced today. The case was brought by five providers of in-home care and other services in Idaho, led by Exceptional Child Center, which provides home care for people with developmental disabilities […]

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New Housing Task Force to Tackle Home Care Barriers

A newly formed bipartisan task force plans to address critical policy issues for America’s senior population, setting its sights specifically on helping more older adults access cost-efficient home- and community-based services. Monday, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched its new Health and Housing Task Force, a commission comprised of former U.S. Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) […]

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Govt Rule Encourages Home Health Data in Hospital EHRs

In yet another sign that home health and in-home technologies are increasingly central to the U.S. health care system, the federal government has proposed making home health data a more significant part of hospitals’ electronic health records (EHRs). Incorporating home health data into an EHR would count toward objectives that eligible hospitals must meet to […]

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