Home Care Providers Face Federal Lawsuits Over Labor Violations

Several home care providers are facing lawsuits from the Department of Labor (DOL) for allegedly failing to pay workers overtime or minimum hourly wages, according to Bloomberg BNA. The lawsuits come just a few years after the in-home care industry was hit with a new regulation that ensured workers were protected by minimum and overtime wages. […]

Bloomberg BNA: Home Health Moratorium is Not Working

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) moratoria on home health agencies in certain areas of the country is not working, according to some experts. Certain parts of the country have been under moratoria by CMS for a few years, and home health agencies wanting to start businesses in affected areas have had to apply for […]

Monday Briefing: Medicaid Criteria Pushed Back Three Years

Welcome back to the Home Health Care News Monday Briefing. Catch up on the latest industry with our top stories from last week and see what caught our eye around the web. Start your week with this New York Times article that focused on a study about “daughter care”—the essential role that daughters play in […]

Renewed Push to Overturn Home Care Overtime Protections

With a new Labor Secretary likely on the way in, home health industry organizations are setting their sights on repealing overtime and minimum wage coverage protections recently granted to home care workers, Bloomberg BNA reported. The rule, which went into effect at the end of 2015, mandated that home care workers were eligible for overtime […]