The 114th Congress has gotten off to a quick start and aging services issues are on the agenda. See where Medicare, senior housing, and home- and community-based services under the Older Americans Act stand as of the February President's Day district work period.
In a Federal Register notice published on Feb. 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be delaying until Feb. 16, 2016, publication of a final rule governing the reporting and returning of Medicare overpayments.
A final rule promulgated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that seeks to strengthen Medicare program integrity by restricting provider enrollment and facilitating provider revocation of billing privileges under certain circumstances became effective on Feb. 3, 2015.
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Recent actions by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia have invalidated a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have significantly narrowed the definition of companionship services and required third-party employers to pay home care workers minimum wage and overtime. While the decisions likely will be appealed by the DOL, the regulation will not take effect unless and until a contrary decision is rendered by the appellate court.