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House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Unveils Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act of 2018

June 25, 2018

To address the growing need for long-term care supports and services for over 90 million Americans age 65 and older by 2055, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) unveiled a discussion draft…


Court Ruling Allows Home Care Workers to Receive Minimum Wage, Overtime

September 3, 2015

The D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Labor Department’s Home Care Final Rule, which prohibits home care agencies and other third party employers from claiming companionship or live-in…


Changes on Horizon for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries

July 9, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a policy change that would remove a requirement for certain homebound Medicare beneficiaries and is recommending a new payment rate for…


CMS Expected to Expand 5-Star Rating System to Home Health Firms

April 30, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reportedly is creating a five-star performance rating system for hospitals, home health companies and dialysis facilities similar to the grading system currently applied…

Research Article

Nearly Half of Family Caregivers Assist With Medical Tasks, Many Receive No Training

October 10, 2012

A new study finds that 46 percent of family caregivers perform some sort of medical or nursing task for their loved one. Of these caregivers, most report receiving little information…


New Rule Would Increase Home Health Care Pay and Benefits

March 13, 2012

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to finalize a rule, modifying a current exemption that excludes home health care workers from Federal wage and overtime requirements.

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