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‘For Many Providers, It’s Welcome News’: Breaking Down the White House Vaccine Mandate

After President Joe Biden announced Thursday a new, six-pronged approach to his administration’s COVID-19 strategy that requires most home health workers to be vaccinated against the virus, many questions and concerns remain. More clarity is likely to come to light as specific agencies deal with the next steps following the mandate’s release, like the Department …

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Vaccine Mandate Might Be Right Around the Corner for Home-Based Care Providers

New York home-based care workers wondering if a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is around the corner will soon have an answer. On Thursday, the New York Department of Health, Codes Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) will meet to consider implementing an emergency regulation regarding “Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission by Covered Entities.” …

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Mandatory Vaccine Announcement Causes Confusion Among Home-Based Care Providers

Outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that all of the state’s health care workers are now required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by Sept. 27. The announcement specifically listed nursing home, “adult care,” long-term care facility and hospital workers as those who must receive vaccinations by that date. While adult care …

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50% Cut to Workforce Recruitment, Retention Fund Puts Home Care Providers in the Hot Seat

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his executive budget proposal for the state in January. Its litany of cost-saving cuts could leave home-based care providers vulnerable, industry stakeholders caution. Specifically, the proposed budget would mean a 50% reduction in home care workforce recruitment and retention funding, as well as a 1% reduction for Medicaid providers …

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Top Home Health, Home Care Legal Concerns for 2021

Wage-and-hour litigation, confusing state-level regulations and an increase in federal audits were among the biggest legal trends of 2020. While many of these issues will remain in the year ahead, 2021 will also bring several more legal hurdles for home-based care providers. The decision of whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for home health and home …

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Providers Scramble to Figure Out EVV as Implementation Date Inches Closer

When it comes to clinical and operational efforts, COVID-19 has been at the forefront for most home-based care providers. With the public health emergency top of mind, it may be easy to forget that new federal technology requirements — electronic visit verification (EVV), in particular — are right around the corner. Starting on Jan. 1 …

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Court Ruling Could Prove Costly, Remove Home Care Agencies from FFCRA ‘Exemption List’

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in March, home-based care providers were exempt from granting their workers a handful of benefits related to the coronavirus, such as extensive paid sick leave and paid time off. But on Monday, the federal court for the Southern District of New York ruled …

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