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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2937, 6/27/2016
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Supreme Court Declines Review of Overtime Lawsuit
Hospices New to CAHPS: Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form Must be on File by July 15
For Your Information: The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
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Supreme Court Declines Review of Overtime Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) challenge to new rules issued by the Department of Labor (DoL) that provide home care aides and personal care attendants with rights to overtime pay. Specifically, the Court rejected the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by NAHC and other home care advocacy organizations thereby ending the legal fight to invalidate the new rules.

Last fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed an earlier ruling of the federal District Court that had invalidated the rules. The challenged rules affect the "companionship services" and "live-in domestic services" exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements. The new rules reversed a longstanding DoL policy.

"Our efforts to ensure that the elderly and persons with disabilities have full access to home care will continue," stated Val J. Halamandaris, president of NAHC. There is legislation pending in Congress that would reinstate the exemptions that had been in effect since 1975. Also, NAHC has taken steps to secure Medicaid rate support for the higher costs of overtime along with a tax credit to private pay clients.

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Hospices New to CAHPS: Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form Must be on File by July 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced online that all hospices participating in the CAHPS Hospice Survey must authorize an approved CAHPS Hospice Survey vendor to submit data on the hospice’s behalf. Therefore, a CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form must be completed and submitted. If the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team has not received this form from the hospice and a survey vendor attempts to submit the hospice’s survey data, the submission will be rejected by the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse. In order for submission of CAHPS Hospice Survey data for Quarter 1 2016 and forward to be accepted, the hospice must have a CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form on file with the RAND Corporation. If a hospice has not previously submitted the CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form, the hospice must do so by July 15, 2016.

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The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
July 10-12, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

View the Conference Program Here

Register for the
Conference Here

Book Your Hotel Here

Our room block is nearly sold out. If you can not find a room in our block you may still be able to book at the Red Rock Resort & Casino. Call 866-767-7773 to book your room directly with the hotel.

NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exposition is the premier event for financial managers in home care and hospice. By bringing together the industry's top financial and legal experts, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its affiliate, the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA), provide attendees with opportunities to advance their understanding of financial management techniques and business strategies in home care and hospice.

For over 20 years, NAHC and HHFMA have empowered people with groundbreaking news, education, networking opportunities, research, and resources.

NAHC and HHFMA members can register for the conference for just $750 through June 17; non-members pay $1,025. Pre-conferences are $250 for members and $350 for non-members.

Educational Opportunities

The Financial Management Conference offers three intensive pre-conferences and 20 education sessions focussed across four tracks – home health, hospice, leadership, and care innovations – as well as three general sessions that provide an overview of the latest developments in health care reform and their impact on home health and hospice.

Click here for a complete schedule of educational offerings.

Exhibit Hall

Every year, more than 75 vendors showcase innovative technology, software, business consulting, and other products and services. Financial firms, staffing and legal consultants, product specialists, marketing mavens, and training and compliance companies are there to help you keep up with the aggressive pace of health care reform, eliminate redundancies, and streamline your operations.

To learn more about exhibiting at the Financial Management Conference, click here.

Hotel Information

The 2016 Financial Management Conference is being held at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NAHC has secured a special room rate of $130 per night for this conference: 

Our room block is nearly sold out. If you can not find a room in our block you may still be able to book at the Red Rock Resort & Casino. Call 866-767-7773 to book your room directly with the hotel.

Vice President — Home Care

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior home care leader to join a growing organization.

Mercyhealth was formed in January 2015 through the merger of Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System. Today, Mercyhealth is a vertically integrated, not-for-profit multi-regional health system comprising five hospitals, home care & DME, a wholly-owned insurance company, more than 750 employed physicians and over 85 primary and specialty care medical centers and clinics across more than 60 communities in 15 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties.

The Vice President of Home Care oversees the planning and development of policies and procedures and overall operations of all departments and areas of home care including Home Health, Hospice, and DME for both Wisconsin and Illinois.

This position reports to the Sr. VP/COO Illinois Mercyhealth.

Requires a BSN and a master's degree from an accredited college. Must also have at least ten years of proven administrative experience, including five or more years in an executive position, preferably with a public or community home health organization of like size and volume of activities.

This position includes a competitive pay and benefits package and relocation assistance.

To apply, please visit www.rockfordhealthsystem.org/careers.

EOE

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