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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2740, 9/2/2015
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NAHC Overtime Lawsuit Update: Parties Submit Competing Motions to Court of Appeals
Questions for Presidential Candidates on Home Care and Hospice Issues
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NAHC Overtime Lawsuit Update: Parties Submit Competing Motions to Court of Appeals

As indicated in NAHC Report on August 27, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) lawsuit challenging the validity of US Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding minimum wage and overtime compensation for personal care and live-in aides is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a first step in that effort, NAHC and the other association plaintiffs have filed a Motion for Stay with the U.S. Court of Appeals that had earlier reversed the favorable lower court ruling that had vacated the challenged rules. At the same time, the US Department of Justice, representing DOL, filed a Motion for Expedited Issuance of the Mandate. Presently, the Court of Appeals decision is scheduled to take effect on October 13 with an order that the lower court issue a decision in favor of DOL.

NAHC and its co-plaintiffs see the Motion for Stay as a key step in the appeal to the Supreme Court. If a stay is not granted, the rules will go into effect on or about October 13 (depending on the speed of the lower court’s action) even if there is an appeal pending before the Supreme Court. In the event that the Court of Appeals denies the stay request, NAHC intends to seek a stay through the Supreme Court itself. Such a request would be handled by Chief Justice Roberts as he is responsible for such matters involving the District of Columbia appellate circuit.

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Questions for Presidential Candidates on Home Care and Hospice Issues

Specific questions directed to those who are running for President on where they stand on home care and hospice issues can be an effective advocacy tool. You may pose questions to candidates at their town hall meetings or election rallies; by email, fax, Twitter, Facebook or Postal Service; in face-to-face meetings with them or their staff, or on pre-arranged home visits.

Following are some suggested questions on current home care and hospice issues:

  • With 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day, more and more people with multiple or chronic health care needs are choosing to remain at home and independent while receiving the care they need. This allows them to avoid expensive hospitalizations and nursing home stays. Any objective analysis of our health care system will demonstrate that changes must be made in order to increase our investments in home and community-based care. Today, approximately 93 percent of Medicare costs relate to the management of chronic disease, and yet Medicare is still geared to acute illness. Within the Medicaid program, there is a structural bias in favor of institutional care—some states allocate as little as 21 percent of Medicaid long-term care dollars for home and community-based care. With demonstrated evidence that people receive higher quality and more affordable care in their homes, are you supportive of home care and hospice? If so, would you provide your views on shifting to a greater emphasis on home and community-based care in the future?

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The Largest Home Care and Hospice Marketplace in the World!

Register Today!

NAHC’s Annual Meeting, October 28-30 in Nashville, Tenn., is approaching quickly! We’re proud to bring together not only thought leaders and innovators for our panel discussions and education sessions, but also to our Expo, the largest home care and hospice marketplace in the world.

This year’s Expo is expected to feature nearly 200 specialists and vendors who understand the issues and challenges agencies are facing, and are there to talk with you about solutions. The conference includes 7.5 hours of time, including meals, set aside exclusively for attendees to spend in the Expo, networking with exhibitors.

The array of regulatory and other issues facing home care and hospice, such as changes with the OASIS-C1 data sets and the ICD-10 Coding Manual, adjustments in HHCoP’s and their QAPI requirements, and developments in telehealth regulation, can be tricky to navigate. The Expo at NAHC’s Annual Meeting is the best way to explore potential vendors and specialists who can help you address real problems in your business and care more effectively for your patients.

REGISTER NOW: Join us in “NAHCville” Tennessee, October 28-30!

  • Take an active role in bringing solutions back to your agency.
  • Network with experts about services and products making a real difference.
  • Gain valuable skills to make home care and hospice a better industry.

The Meeting begins at 4:30pm on October 28 for our first education session, so make plans to arrive on Wednesday and stay through the closing party on Friday, October 30.

Booking your hotel and registering for the conference is just one click away.

Remember, special rates at the Gaylord Opryland expire on September 28, 2015!

Visit www.nahc.org or follow us on Twitter at @OfficialNAHC for the latest updates on our session topics, exhibits, and faculty.

VNA Care Network & Hospice, Inc. Southborough, MA

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer the Controller 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 and CPA required.  Minimum 3-5 years of experience in health care financial management. Home Care experience preferred.

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

 

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