Legislation Introduced in Congress To Expedite Home Health Claims
The Home Health Documentation and Program Improvement Act of 2017 H.R. 2663 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX).
Federal Judge Invalidates White Collar Overtime Rule
In the most recent action, the judge, an Obama appointee, found that the increase in the salary test from $23,660 to nearly $47,476 would dilute the "duties" test which focuses on the employee's dues, functions or tasks in determining whether the exemption applies. As such, the judge concluded that the rule inappropriately ...
Disaster Resources: Preparedness, Response and Recovery
LeadingAge Disaster Resources: Preparedness, Response and Recovery Preparedness | Pandemic Flu Resources | Disaster ...
CMS Launches Webpage on Jimmo Settlement
Ban on Teens' Use of Lifts in Nursing Homes Needs Modification
A final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010 prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds from operating power-driven lifts. Although targeted to cherry pickers, fork lifts and man lifts, the definition in the regulation is broad enough to cover patient lifts commonly used in nursing facilities that are Medicare ...