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UCMS “Migration” from IACS to EIDM – What it Means for Hospices
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US Department of Labor Files an Appeal in the NAHC Overtime Lawsuit

On January 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed an appeal of the federal district court rulings that invalidated the DOL rules on overtime compensation to personal care aides.  This appeal was expected as DOL has considered these combined rule changes to be one of its highest regulatory priorities. On December 22, 2014 and January 14, 2015, the federal court issued favorable rulings in NAHC’s lawsuit that challenged the validity of the DOL regulations that would restrict the application of the “companionship services” and “live-in domestic services” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The district court held that DOL’s exclusion of workers employed by third-party home care companies from the exemption violated the plain language of the FLSA that applied the exemptions to “any employee.”  In its second ruling, the court held that the DOL’s new definition of “companionship services” was also invalid as the restriction on personal care services was contrary to the FLSA requirements that specifically include personal care in the definition.

The challenged rules were scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. The court vacated these rules, thereby maintaining the overtime exemption standards in place since 1975.

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UCMS “Migration” from IACS to EIDM – What it Means for Hospices

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it is transitioning the IACS system, through which providers gain access to their P S & R reports, to the EIDM system on Monday, February 9.   This change will impact all provider types that utilize IACS.  However, given the new requirement that hospice providers calculate and self report their 2014 aggregate cap by March 31 - but secure their data from the P S & R no sooner than January 31 -  NAHC and its affiliate, the Hospice Association of America,  are advising hospice providers to ensure that they are “active” in the IACS system so that they can access their P S & R beginning January31.

For additional information, please see: Issue in Focus: Getting Ready for Hospice Self-Reporting of the Aggregate Capfrom the January 8, 2015 NAHC Report.

Included below is guidance from CMS that has been posted on the IACS Overview web page at, which is available here.


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2015 March on Washington Conference and Hotel Registration is Now Open!
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel — March 22 - 25, 2015

The nation’s capital is the heart of legislative activity that affects home care and hospice. That makes it the perfect place to raise awareness of the vital work we do. Together, we can deliver a unified message to those who make the policies that shape our business. Take advantage of this chance to lobby your lawmakers, connect with colleagues, and attend educational sessions led by experts in our field.

Registration Information

You may register using the Online Registration or print the Downloadable Registration Form and fax it to the phone number on the form. You may also call 202-547-7424 and register by phone!

Hotel Information

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

NAHC is hosting the 2015 March on Washington Conference in the splendid city of Washington, DC. Join us as we pursue a historic mission to make home care and hospice the center of health care in our country.

And what better place to make history in home care than in the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, a historic landmark hotel! Just blocks from the White House, the hotel stands on one of DC’s most vibrant streets. For the best availability, reserve your accommodations online.

Standard room rate per night:  $318.00 + tax (rate available until Friday, February 27, 2015)

To book hotel rooms online, click Online Reservations.

Number to call for room reservations:  Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752

*When making hotel reservations, please tell the agent that you are with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington Room Block.


Director of Finance. VNA Care Network & Hospice, Inc., Southborough, MA

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer the Director of Finance will oversee and actively participate in the accounting, budgeting, cost reporting, accounts payable, billing and cash flow systems of the Network and affiliates. BS Accounting required, MBA and CPA preferred. Minimum 4  years of experience in Home Health financial management and experience in personal computer spreadsheet applications.

Please forward your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Ann Bohac, HR Recruiter VNA Care Network & Hospice at or visit our website at


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