Blogs - Tagged: Home Health


Department of Labor Proposes Overtime Rule

Posted: 07.01.15 | Category: Corridor Solutions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers, increasing the overtime exemption threshold from a yearly salary of $23,660 to $50,440.

The current salary level under which administrative, executive, and professional employees are eligible for overtime compensation is $23,660 per year, or $455 per week on a salary or free basis. The new regulation changes the annual salary for overtime eligibility to $50,440 or $921 per week on a salary of fee basis.

Additionally, the proposed rule provides “further clarification” about which employees are eligible for overtime. NAHC is currently analyzing the 295-page rule to determine its impact on home care and hospice agencies.

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Registration Available For White House Conference On Aging

Posted: 06.30.15 | Category: Corridor Solutions

The White House is asking the home health and hospice community to get involved with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHOCA) by registering to host watch parties for the event. The Conference will take place on July 13 in Washington, D.C. Although tickets for the event are limited, the White House has set up virtual online participation in hopes that people will participate from their communities. The White House calls the event the “largest ever” due to it being livestreamed on its website.

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CMS Plans Fraud-Tracking System

Posted: 05.29.15 | Category: Corridor Solutions

CMS plans to launch a new provider website to track enforcement against Medicare providers over potentially fraudulent claims. The Provider Compliance Reporting System would be accessible on ProviderMedicare.gov which has yet to be launched.

At this time, CMS does have systems in place to review claims, however, none of these existing systems allow for a comprehensive review of Medicare’s activity with CMS and its contractors. The new system will allow Medicare review contractors and CMS staff to view a provider profiles. Provider profiles will also show claims that have been flagged for review.

Providers and the public will have access to review information on the new system.

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