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OIG Releases Investigative Advisory on Medicaid Fraud & Patient Harm Involving Personal Care Services

Personal care services came under the increasingly watchful eye of the Office of Inspector General this week, when the department released a scathing memo calling into question Medicaid reimbursements for non-medical services provided to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, light housework, medication management, meal preparation, and transportation. Although these services […]

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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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Clarification on DOL Minimum Wage Rule

Last year the Department of Labor announced a final rule that extended minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers – the same protections provided to most U.S. workers, including those who perform the same work in nursing homes. At that time, Secretary Perez said, “Today we are taking an important step toward guaranteeing […]

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