Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 6: Wage & Hour Law

Please join Polsinelli Shareholder Angelo Spinola for a comprehensive overview of the most common pay practices utilized by home-based care providers that are targeted by the DOL and plaintiffs’ attorneys.  This presentation will include:

  • a review of the common challenges and best practices related to live-in and extended shift care programs,
  • pay per visit and salary plus compensation structures for skilled clinicians,
  • on-call, travel time, utilizing multiple pay rates and other common wage hour issues.

Mr. Spinola will also review the status of the litigation seeking to reinstate the prior overtime exemptions available to home care providers and other litigation and legislative developments.

Information on the Series

Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty

  • Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member
10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Oct: Survey and Certification: Terminations, Sanctions, Appeals
Oct: Payment Audits and Appeals
Nov: Managed Care Contracting
Dec: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

OSHA’s COVID -19 Standards: What Home Care Providers Need to Know

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • 3:00-4:00pm Eastern
  • Free to all

REGISTER

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, OSHA COVID -19 Standards: What Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice Providers Need to Know, on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Description:

As per President Biden’s Executive Order to protect health care workers from COVID-19 exposure, OSHA has promulgated an extensive and comprehensive standard for employers. The Emergency Temporary Standard for all health care workers released on 6/21/2021 is a heavy hitterDo not let the word TEMPORARY fool you. The home care and hospice industry should expect inspections and enforcement. This standard intersects with three other OSHA standards and OSHA is prepared to deliver financial penalties for non-compliance.

The information in this webinar should be extremely valuable to your agency.

Faculty:

  • Barbara B. Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC
    Subject Matter Expert for Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE
    National Healthcare Disaster Professional
  • Mary Carr, RN, MPH
    V.P. for Regulatory Affairs
    National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: Free

REGISTER

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 6: Wage & Hour Law

Please join Polsinelli Shareholder Angelo Spinola for a comprehensive overview of the most common pay practices utilized by home-based care providers that are targeted by the DOL and plaintiffs’ attorneys.  This presentation will include:

  • a review of the common challenges and best practices related to live-in and extended shift care programs,
  • pay per visit and salary plus compensation structures for skilled clinicians,
  • on-call, travel time, utilizing multiple pay rates and other common wage hour issues.

Mr. Spinola will also review the status of the litigation seeking to reinstate the prior overtime exemptions available to home care providers and other litigation and legislative developments.

Information on the Series

Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty

  • Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member
10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Oct: Survey and Certification: Terminations, Sanctions, Appeals
Oct: Payment Audits and Appeals
Nov: Managed Care Contracting
Dec: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

The 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo Has Been Cancelled

It is with regret that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, originally scheduled for October 3-5, 2021, in New Orleans.

This decision was not made lightly, and we are enormously grateful for the support so many people showed for the home care and hospice community by registering to join their fellow industry leaders at the conference.

“This was a very difficult decision to make and everyone at NAHC is very disappointed that it became necessary to cancel the conference,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “However, the safety of our guests is of paramount importance and the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida made it impossible for us to assure our attendees they would enjoy a safe and productive conference.” (Read Bill Dombi’s full statement about the cancellation of the conference.)

We hope to present many of the education sessions as webinars in the upcoming weeks and months. Please look for more information from NAHC as those plans are finalized.

We have begun processing refunds for registrations, and everyone who registered will receivea full refund. This includes everyone who registered for The Retreat, the private duty meeting scheduled for October in New Orleans.

The conference was to feature a substantial amount of important private duty content. Please be assured that the content is not lost, it will be presented to our Private Duty Home Care at NAHC members in the near future. Please be on the lookout for updates about that. 

Our hearts go out to the people of New Orleans as they struggle to rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities in the wake of the storm. We urge all who can to make an easy and tax-deductible donation to the Homecare Association of Louisiana’s HomeCare Recovery Fund through the secure online portal at GoFundMe. Your donation will assist home health staff who sustained damage or the loss of property due to Hurricane Ida.

Once again, thank you to everyone who planned to be a part of the community of home care and hospice professionals at the 2021 conference and for supporting the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. We hope to see you soon.

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 6: Wage & Hour Law

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Sharing stories of extraordinary human care in a time of crisis

During the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of community and shared experience has never been more important. The Beryl Institute encourages you to submit your own story highlighting the tremendous ways that patients, families and health care providers have shown incredible strength, love and resilience, in the most difficult circumstances. The purposes of the stories is to help community members find comfort and honor those who have given so much.

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Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 6: Wage & Hour Law

Please join Polsinelli Shareholder Angelo Spinola for a comprehensive overview of the most common pay practices utilized by home-based care providers that are targeted by the DOL and plaintiffs’ attorneys.  This presentation will include a review of the common challenges and best practices related to live-in and extended shift care programs, pay per visit and salary plus compensation structures for skilled clinicians, on-call, travel time, utilizing multiple pay rates and other common wage hour issues.  Mr. Spinola will also review the status of the litigation seeking to reinstate the prior overtime exemptions available to home care providers and other litigation and legislative developments.

Information on the Series

Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty

  • Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member
10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Oct: Survey and Certification: Terminations, Sanctions, Appeals
Oct: Payment Audits and Appeals
Nov: Managed Care Contracting
Dec: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

Call for Experts to Shape NAHC’s Private Duty Education

  • Submit your educational proposal and/or ideas to ERB@NAHC.org
  • Call for proposals open until October 1, 2021

Private Duty Home Care at NAHC is opening an active call for submission of educational topics and presentations by subject matter experts on the key issues affecting the industry today and into the future.

As you know, Private Duty Home Care at NAHC is a member-driven organization and our educational programming cannot be developed without the expert assistance of our membership. This is at the heart of our commitment to provide the finest education in the industry on the issues and topics that matter most to you.

As we begin to create our roadmap for education for the 2021-2022 year, we are opening an active call for proposals until October 1, 2021. We are seeking the submission of education on the following key subject areas:

  • Employee or consumer experience
  • Service Delivery Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Best practices around infection prevention and employee safety
  • Operational best practices
  • Working with referral sources and growing your business
  • Legal “land minds” and best practices in the employment law space
  • Innovations in private duty
  • Supporting a remote workforce
  • Successfully working with MA plans

*Additional topics will also be considered, but preference will be given to those areas listed.

These topics should delivered in one of the following five formats shared in the table below.

Educational Formats

Traditional Presentation Learning Bytes White Papers Case Studies Resource Guides
45 minutes long with live Q&ALive on 1st Thursday of each month from 3-4PM Eastern 12-15 minutes long and pre-recorded for on-demand learningSlides may be used In-depth reports on a specific topic and solution-oriented.No more than 2500 words long and published monthly Short reports on a specific issue being investigated and solved within a particular setting (office, agnecy, population group)1-2 pages long Operational documents sharing best practices and procedures that can be implemented by organizations or industry leaders

Please submit your educational proposal and/or ideas to ERB@NAHC.org. Proposals will be reviewed and scheduled out on a rolling basis. On behalf of everyone here at NAHC, thank you for playing an active part in building the future of education for our members and the private duty home care community at large.

Letter from Bill Dombi: We Need Advocates for Home Care and Hospice

Dear friends,

I have an important request to make of you today.

As you know, NAHC is tirelessly advocating for you, your patients, and your employees every day, fighting to expand access to care in the home for our nation’s most vulnerable. However, the most powerful message for elected officials is when they hear from their own voters.

We need you, as members of the NAHC community, to help us advocate for home care and hospice and engage with your members of Congress about the key legislative and regulatory priorities for our community.

NAHC’s Summer Advocacy campaign is under way right now and we need your support to make it successful. Please visit the NAHC Advocacy Center right now and take action on our key issues:

Then, please share that issue with at least ONE other person and ask them to do the same.  The NAHC Advocacy Center has pre-written messages, or you can choose to craft your own. It takes literally only a few seconds of your time to send a message and your elected officials will notice!

Each week NAHC will also be highlighting one activity you can take part in to make some noise with your elected officials and ensure the home care and hospice communities have the support, protections, and resources needed during the public health emergency and beyond. (See Monday’s NAHC Report for this week’s highlighted activity.)

We need your Voices, Hearts, and Actions more than ever before and we are stronger together.

Sincerely,

Bill Dombi, President of NAHC

5 Weeks and Counting! Don’t Miss the Private Duty Event of the Year

“As Executive Director of Private Duty Home Care at NAHC and on behalf of the entire Association,  I am delighted to offer this incredible executive leadership educational event, live in New Orleans, to our private duty home care community. Home care was born out of great social need,  and today that need has returned in full force with a growing, aging population, that has an exceptionally discerning consumer eye. Americans want to age in place and this industry is on the precipice of growth like we have never seen before. The Retreat is an opportunity for us to come together as a community of leaders, learning and interacting with one another as we step towards an incredibly bright future.” – Emilie Bartolucci

The 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo from October 3-5 in the great city of New Orleans will be three days of the best learning, teaching, and networking in the industry, but it will also be a time to reflect on the events and exertions of the past year-and-a-half and to look forward to a brighter future.

Join your fellow home care leaders in the private duty community at The Retreat, a one-day interactive meeting connecting industry executives together for learning, support, and the sharing of ideas.

Attendees will take part in a transformative master class led by author, executive coach, and keynote speaker, Chester Elton. In the afternoon, we will take a deep dive into the workforce challenges, with presentations from industry experts discussing their insights, best practices, and meaningful solutions.

We encourage you to watch this video for a look at the incredible education you will find at the conference.

Registration for this exclusive event is limited so please register soon! We encourage you to also register for the 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo from October 3-5 in New Orleans.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: The Retreat 2021. We hope to see you!