Looming Provider Choice Home Care Regulations ‘Slap in Face’ to Smaller Providers

A new proposal in Pennsylvania that would create “unnecessary” duplication for how disabled patients choose their home care providers and receive care is causing some angst in the Keystone state. The proposal not only affects providers in Pennsylvania, but could also force patients to rely on out-of-state agencies to provide replacement care if a patient’s […]

New HCAOA Executive Director Looks to Grow Membership, Strengthen Home Care’s Data Capabilities

The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) is undergoing a leadership shakeup. The Washington, D.C.-based trade group announced Tuesday that long-time home care leader Vicki Hoak is taking over as executive director. Hoak takes over the role previously filled by Phil Bongiorno. Moving forward, Hoak will be tasked with helping U.S. home care providers navigate […]

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 […]