Boosting Wages Is Not The Only Answer To The Caregiver Crisis

Across the industry, home health agencies are struggling with high turnover rates among caregivers and dealing with rising labor costs. While boosting caregiver wages can aid in caregiver retention, it isn’t the only mechanism to deal with turnover, according to Caitlin Connolly, home care fair pay campaign coordinator at the National Employment Law Project. Agencies must be willing […]

Editor’s Picks: Prior Authorization Is Here

This week, Home Health Care News readers were among the first to know that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially plans to launch the home health prior authorization requirement in five U.S. states. Readers also learned why some experts believe an overtime wage rule will not impact the home care industry too […]

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 […]

USA Today: Home Care Wage Rules Forcing States’ Hands

A new wage rule passed under the Obama administration that promises to increase pay and working conditions for home care workers could result in higher Medicaid costs, reports USA Today via Stateline, a nonpartisan news service.  The new rule, slated to go into effect come January 1, has been met with mixed response among home […]