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Federal Update: Where Do Aging Issues Stand on Capitol Hill

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.

Final Overpayment Rule Delayed by CMS Until 2016

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.

New Medicare Provider Enrollment Regulation Now in Effect

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.

Meet Your Next Client: Boomer Women

LeadingAge members can now access our eBook, Meet Your Next Client: Boomer Women.

Home Care: Court Actions Vacate Entire DOL Final Companionship Exemption Rule

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.