Supreme Court Clears Public Charge Rule, Possible Big Impact on Home-based Care

On January 27, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule that is likely to make it more difficult for poor immigrants to receive green cards. The Department of Homeland Security rule, better known as the “Public Charge,” will allow the federal government…

‘Conscience Rule” Vacated

As reported in NAHC Report in July 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to postpone the effective date of the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority  rule. The rule, commonly referred to as “the conscience rule”, was set to take effect in July and had been delayed…

11th Circuit Rules in Closely Watched Hospice False Claims Act Case

Conflict in Clinical Judgment on Terminal Illness Does Not Constitute False Claim Recently the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued findings in a closely-watched whistleblower case from Alabama (United States of America versus AseraCare, Inc.) initially brought in 2008 that was vigorously pursued by the Department of Justice under the federal…

Critical Webinar on Legal Risks for Private Duty Home Care

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and Littler Mendelson are collaborating to offer a truly unique quarterly series of webinars focused on the challenges, opportunities, and risks for private duty home care operators. We hope you will join us for an informative session and complimentary focused on two separate issues creating headaches…