The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule that would increase the salary threshold for claiming exemption from overtime requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees (“white-collar” employees) from the current level of $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $970 per week ($50,440 annually).
We are pleased to report that Medicare sequestration will not be extended to pay for international trade legislation. Hundreds of you joined us in advocating against using Medicare as a piggy bank to pay for programs unrelated to health care for seniors. Your voices were heard!
Applications are once again being accepted for the LeadingAge Innovations Fund, a grant program we designed to help our members cultivate new ideas and develop programs that have the potential for a demonstrable impact in aging services. This round, we are looking for projects that support innovative wellness programming in affordable senior housing settings or innovative dementia care programming. Application deadline is July 31.
A recent consent order between the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and a Virginia continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides guidance on what senor living communities need to consider when drafting dining room policies as well as policies regulating the use of motorized wheelchairs and scooters.
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, which is responsible for Level 3 or Administrative Law Judge appeals, has a new system that providers can access to verify appeals status.