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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Significant Overtime Rule
OSHA Finalizes Requirement for Electronic Reporting of Injuries/Illnesses
For Your Information:FMC 2016: Hospice Management Through Business Intelligence
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Significant Overtime Rule

Federal agencies are busy clearing out pending rules this spring as the Obama Administration seeks to finalize policy changes through the federal system. One such change is in the standards for exemption from overtime for Executive, Administrative, and Professional personnel paid on a salary or fee basis issued on May 18 by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new requirements will affect industries of all kinds across the country. Health care is one of the areas that will be significantly impacted, including home care and hospice.

The Administration published the proposed rule in July 2015. It is generally known as the “white collar” exemption from overtime because of the nature of the affected employees. At the time of the initial proposal, the President emphasized that there had been no adjustment to the minimum salary requirements since 2004 and that it had not kept pace with inflation even then.

What is changed by the new rule?

There are several significant changes to the current overtime exemption requirements. These include:

  1. Raising the minimum qualifying salary level to $913 weekly in contrast to the current $455 weekly.
  2. Automatically adjusting the salary level minimum every 3 years to be set at the 40th percentile of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census region.
  3. Permitting non-discretionary bonuses, incentive payments, and paid commissions to count towards the minimum salary requirement up to 10% of the minimum amount.
  4. Increasing the Highly Compensated Employee standard from $100,000 annually to $134,000.
  5. Maintaining the long-standing “duties test” to determine whether an employee qualifies as an “Executive, Administrative, or Professional” employee for purposes of the overtime exemption.

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OSHA Finalizes Requirement for Electronic Reporting of Injuries/Illnesses
Home care, hospice providers with 250 or more employees must comply

Under existing law, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers with more than 10 employees in most industries (including home health care) to maintain record of occupational injuries and illnesses at their organizations and must have them available in the event of an OSHA inspection. Specifically, employers covered by these rules must record each applicable employee injury and illness on the “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300) or an equivalent form and prepare a supplementary “Injury and Illness Incident Report” (OSHA Form 301) or equivalent that provides additional details about each case reported on the “Log”. Annually these employers are also required to prepare and post a “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” (OSHA Form 300A) in a visible location in the workplace.

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FMC 2016: Hospice Management Through Business Intelligence

We hope you’ll join us at the Financial Management Conference & Exposition July 10-12, 2016 at the Red Rock Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.  It’s where the nation’s home care and hospice financial leaders will gather to share insights, explore solutions, and peruse over 200 products and services in the expo. 

New data elements required of hospice providers on claims include: HCPCs codes to identify places of service; number of visits by time performed by physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, and home health aides; medication and pain pump reporting; new discharge codes; NPI’s; face-to-face documentation, and much more.  It can be confusing to determine how these new requirements will affect your bottom line and revenue cycle.  Come to FMC 2016 and learn what tools and data you should use — and how to employ them — to keep productivity and profitability maximized.

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.

Home Health Executive Director

Certified Home Health Agency operating in the Kansas City metropolitan area is seeking an Executive Director.  Organization has been part of the Kansas City community for over 30 years and is affiliated with a hospital system within the community.  Strong outcomes, financial performance and tenured staff.  Opportunities for growth and development of additional business models present.  Excellent opportunity for someone wanting to live in a culturally diverse city, with major sports teams, theatre, great seasonal weather and wonderful neighborhoods and school districts. 


The position provides direction, planning, and oversight for the entire organization and must have strong knowledge of the Conditions of Participation, Federal and State laws and Medicare program requirements. Strong leadership skills, computer skills and clinical expertise a must. Qualified candidate will be able to move the organization forward into new service areas, new programs and new technologies.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree Nursing, Masters in nursing or Business Administration preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Management or executive level in home health agency preferred.
  • Knowledge of corporate business management including budget development and monitoring, market analysis and strategic planning, and licensure and/or regulatory compliance
  • Experience with McKesson software preferred.
  • Current and valid RN License in Missouri and Kansas

For more information, contact: Jenifer Bellamy, 909.625.8275,

Education Coordinator/HHA Department Manager

Our Education Coordinator meets the needs of our employees by providing for educational experiences needed to ensure a competent workforce. The Education Coordinator identifies the educational needs of our employees and meets those needs with the most appropriate methods including, but not limited to, one-on-one education, in-servicing, external conferences, joint visits, workshops and other activities. The right candidate will understand the role of each member of the agency, how those roles intersect and complement each other, and what is needed to have each employee capable of performing his or her role competently. The ability to analyze trends and performance improvement opportunities is essential. Oversight of the Home Health Aide Department is also an essential part of this position’s responsibilities. Performing home visits based upon patient and agency needs is also included.

Requires NJ RN, BSN or equivalent experience and actively pursuing BSN, minimum of 3 years certified home care experience, including 1 year instructional experience or 1 year supervisory experience. OASIS-C certification is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong organizational skills are required.

For consideration send your resume to

Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.
783 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ 07511

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