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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2695, 6/30/2015
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US Department of Labor Proposes Overtime Rule

The US Department of Labor on Monday announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers, raising the overtime exemption threshold from a yearly salary of $23,660 to $50,440.

Currently, the salary level under which administrative, executive, and professional employees are eligible for overtime compensation is $23,660 per year, or $455 per week on a salary or fee basis. For fee-based compensation, eligibility is determined by calculating whether the fee payment rate would amount to the minimum salary if the employee worked 40 hours per week. The new regulation changes the annual salary for overtime eligibility to $50,440 per year, or $921 per week on a salary or fee basis.

According to a press release by the Department of Labor, the proposed rule additionally provides “further clarification” about which employees are eligible for overtime.

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Hospice Quality: CMS Posts National Provider Call Audio, FAQs, and Clarification on HIS Manual/Data Specs

A National Provider Call regarding the Hospice Item Set (HIS) manual changes was held on June 17, 2015.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the call audio, slides, and a written transcript; all are available here

Additionally, the following two items related to the National Provider Call have been posted online:

  1. FAQs from June 17th National Provider Call Now Available for Provider Download — Released June 30, 2015

A frequently asked questions (FAQs) document from the June 17th National Provider Call is now available for provider download in the “Downloads” portion of the “Hospice Item Set (HIS)” section of this webpage. The National Provider Call was hosted to cover updates made to V1.02 of the HIS Manual; V1.02 of the HIS Manual is also available for provider download in the “Downloads” portion of the “Hospice Item Set (HIS)” webpage.

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Registration is now open for NAHC’s 2015 Annual Meeting

Registration for NAHC’s Annual Meeting is now open! The conference is October 28-30, 2015, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

To register for the conference and to make your reservation at the Gaylord Opryland, click here.

 

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