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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2898, 5/4/2016
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NAHC Awaits Supreme Court Action on Overtime Lawsuit
MACPAC Leadership Meets with Forum of State Associations, National Medicaid Action Council, at March on Washington
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Job Corner: Seeking a President for Home Care — State Programs Division
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NAHC Awaits Supreme Court Action on Overtime Lawsuit

The wheels of justice move slowly, particularly when the U.S. Supreme Court is involved. On November 19, 2015, NAHC and its co-plaintiffs filed a “Petition for Writ of Certiorari” with the U.S. Supreme Court following the Court of Appeals reversal of the favorable District Court ruling in the lawsuit challenging the validity of the Department of Labor rules that effectively eliminated the overtime exemptions for personal care attendant and live-in services. Those rules went into effect on October 13, 2015, after Chief Justice Roberts denied the request for a stay of the Court of Appeals decision.

The petition is the first step in a Supreme Court appeal. It asks the Court to grant a hearing on the lawsuit. Each year, the Supreme Court receives 7,000-8,000 appeals and grants hearings on about 80. That means the odds of an actual Supreme Court review of a lawsuit’s merits is about 1 percent.

The Supreme Court originally scheduled the NAHC appeal for review on March 25, 2016, but then later rescheduled it for April 1. Each Friday during a Supreme Court term, the justices meet to determine if they will hear any pending cases. Their determinations are issued normally the following Monday.  However, the Court has not yet issued a determination in the NAHC appeal on any of the five Mondays that followed the April 1 conference of the justices. What does that mean?

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MACPAC Leadership Meets with Forum of State Associations, National Medicaid Action Council, at March on Washington

During the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) March on Washington, senior staff leadership of the influential Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), which advises Congress on these essential programs, met with members of the Forum of State Associations and the National Medicaid Action Council.

During the meeting, MACPAC leadership discussed their research into long term services and supports (LTSS) and home and community based services (HCBS) and the notable growth trends in each. 

Kristal Vardaman, MSPH, a MACPAC Principal Analyst, discussed program and beneficiary value in moving away from institutional care. She also shared statistics and the Commission’s research plans for future study in this area, including a review in multiple states of various eligibility and functional assessment tools.

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Home Health & Financial Management — Peek #3

We hope you’ll join NAHC and HHFMA at the Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas July 10-12, 2016, where you’ll be in just the right place to network and learn from other home health financial managers.  FMC offers a broad educational schedule with four tracks of focus you can choose from: Home Health, Hospice, Leadership, and Innovation.  You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about products and services designed to streamline agency operations at the FMC expo, which will feature over 200 vendors. 

Do you want to gain a better understanding of the current forms of bundling payments? Increase your knowledge about how they can affect the profitability of your agency and learn about what to consider when you’re making strategic and operational plans by attending FMC.

Learn more about FMC 2016!  See the conference program and schedule here.

Register for discounted attendee hotel rates at the Las Vegas Red Rock Casino & Spa and the conference itself here.

Seeking a President for Home Care — State Programs Division

We are BAYADA Home Health Care—a leading mission and values based home health care company—and we believe that our clients and their families deserve home health care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability.

We are actively looking for a President for our Assistive Care State Programs specialty practice, which is concentrated in NJ, PA, NC, DE, & MA and currently represents $150M in revenue with growth potential of $1B over the next 10 years. Candidates need to have experience in general management for a complex operating business, and demonstrated success working within state and federally funded programs. S/he should have a proven track record in the development and implementation of strategic growth plans, including the ability to operationalize strategies across multiple states.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 19,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 300 offices.

Interested candidates should reach out to

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