HHS Proposes Conscience Protection and Anti-Discrimination Enforcement Framework
As noted above, the regulation does not purport to institute new conscience protections for providers or individuals but rather would consolidate compliance and enforcement efforts with respect to existing statutory protections within the OCR. While much of the proposed ...
DOL Civil Fines to Increase in 2018
Such fines are adjusted annually pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. The Final Rule is effective on January 2, 2018 and will apply to violations occurring after November 2, 2015 for which a penalty is assessed after January 2, 2018. Fines for each agency within the DOL will increase by slightly ...
NLRB Overrules Obama-Era "Micro Units" Decision
The Board’s latest decision rejects the “overwhelming community-of-interest” standard established in Specialty Healthcare and returns to the traditional approach of determining the appropriate scope of a bargaining unit. Under Specialty Healthcare, if a union petitioned for an election among ...
LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston: 2017 Annual Report
It’s been a busy research year for LeadingAge. We established the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, made progress on groundbreaking studies designed to test housing plus services models, and documented the impressive benefits associated with culture change in nursing homes. We invite you to review these and other accomplishments, and to learn more about our work.
Looking at the Real Lives of Home Care Workers
A new research study led by the SEIU 775 Benefits Group will shed light on the “authentic experience” of home care workers by visiting, listening to, and observing one worker at a time. LeadingAge and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are partners in the study.