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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2763, 10/6/2015
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Special Update: Overtime Litigation
Senate Finance Committee Discusses Issues Related to Improper Payments in Federal Programs, Including Medicare and Medicaid
For Your Information: Reminder: Complete Important NAHC Survey on the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Home Care
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Special Update: Overtime Litigation

Chief Justice Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Application for a Stay of the Court of Appeals ruling in the lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor rule changes affecting minimum wage and overtime compensation for home care aides and live-in personal care services. This means that the challenged rules will go into effect on or about October 13, 2015.

NAHC and its co-plaintiffs are evaluating further litigation options in the case. At this point, the remaining option is the ask the Supreme Court to hear the case on the merits while the new rules are in effect. It takes four justices to agree to hear the case out of the full Court of nine justices and a majority of five to overturn the appellate court’s ruling.

NAHC continues to pursue legislative relief as well. However, it is highly unlikely that such relief will occur prior to October 13. As such, home care companies affected by the new DoL rules must implement whatever actions they have planned in order to achieve compliance with the new rules. Further guidance will be issued by NAHC shortly.

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Action Alert: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
Contact Your Lawmakers, and Complete Survey to Support Legislation Allowing Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Home Health Services

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is continuing its efforts to build support for the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 578/H.R. 1342), which would allow non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to certify Medicare home health services. NPPs are increasingly relied upon as primary practitioners among Medicare beneficiaries across the country. However, Medicare remains stuck in the 1960s, allowing only physicians to establish the patient’s plan of treatment and to certify Medicare eligibility for the home health services benefit. As a result, patients face the burden of first visiting an unknown physician in order to receive home health care services.

Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would remove the limitation on the authority of NPPs in home health. The House legislation currently has 140 cosponsors, and the Senate legislation has 37 cosponsors. Please click here to see the list of Senators who have cosponsored the bill, and here for the list of Representatives who have cosponsored the bill. If any of your members have not yet cosponsored the bill, please use NAHC’s Legislative Action Center to urge them to do so right away. NAHC and advocates are only three away from hitting our goal of 40 cosponsors in the Senate.

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Reminder: Complete Important NAHC Survey on the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Home Care

As previously indicated, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has developed a survey on the role of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) in home care in an effort to strengthen advocacy efforts to gain authority for NPPs to certify Medicare home health services. NAHC requests that all home health agencies take a few moments to complete this quick survey. Legislation is currently advancing in the Congress that would remove the limitation on the authority of the NPP role in Medicare home health services.

Click here for the full NAHC Report article, which provides more information including a link to the survey.

Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice – Full Time


The Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice executes direct administration of the Penn Highlands Healthcare System Home Health and Hospice departments as evidenced by achieving results in clinical quality, service excellence, human resources management and financial management. The Assistant Vice President assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan for the growth and development of the System's home health and hospice services.


  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • System management experience preferred.
  • Five years home health/hospice nursing experience required;
  • Two years management experience in home health/hospice setting required.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills with physician and all other members of the health care team
  • Progressive and successful work history
  • Specialty certification preferred

Penn Highlands DuBois is the best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


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