NY Court Upholds 13 Hours Pay for 24-Hour Shift Home Health Aides

A New York Court of Appeals ruling will allow home care providers in that state to continue to pay “sleep in” aides for 13 hours of a 24-hour shift, as long as the employees are given three hours for meal breaks and eight hours of sleep, at least five of which must be uninterrupted. The…

Where People Think About End of Life Issues the Most

Americans in the Midwest and Northeast think the most about end of life issues, while westerners appear to be less concerned, according to a new survey from Bestow, Inc., a life insurance company based in Dallas, Texas. Less than three in ten Americans have living wills and less than four in ten have some form…

CMS to Survey Home Health Agencies on Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice in the Federal Register on November 15, 2018 announcing its plans for a Home Health National Provider Survey. The survey is part of a requirement that CMS every three years assess and report the quality and efficiency effects of the use…

Expo at the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference Proves a Big Success!

Read what actual exhibitors have to say Space for 2019 Expo already going! Feedback from attendees at the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo is coming back and the word is good. The word from exhibitors at the Expo is equally enthusiastic and that is reflected in the amount of space for the…