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Federal Court Overturns Overtime Rule

On December 22, The US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Labor violated the plain language of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with its regulation that excluded third-party employers from the application of the “companionship services” and “live-in domestic services” exemptions. The lawsuit was filed by three plaintiffs […]

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Congress Issues Report to CMS Asking it to Justify its Face-to-Face Policy

As part of its analysis of the ongoing face-to-face issue, Inside Health Policy recently summed up the continuing frustration the home care and hospice community feel surrounding the face-to-face requirement: “[The Home Care] Industry has viewed the Affordable Care Act’s face-to-face requirements as flawed and unclear. As part of the face-to-face documentation, a physician narrative […]

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Glenda Jimmo and husband Dennis at their home in Lincoln, VT, photo by Andrew Stein

‘Improve or You’re Out’ Medicare Policy Unchanged

Glenda Jimmo has been blind since childhood because of problems related to her diabetes. A few years ago she had her leg amputated below the knee and all but one toe removed from the remaining leg. After the surgery she received rehab services from a local home care agency, paid for by Medicare– but then […]

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