The average pay rate for home health care aides spiked almost 4% in 2020 to $25.62 per hour, according to a new study on the cost of care by insurance claims solution provider LTCG. That’s above the five-year trend of 3% increases before the pandemic; nurse pay also increased significantly. Read more.
Speaking of caregiver pay, are you properly tracking overtime pay and travel time? One Massachusetts home health agency is on the hook for $85,000 after a lawsuit said they didn’t. The same company is facing litigation in another case claiming it stole millions from the state by falsely billing unauthorized services. Read more here.
Ready to write an email today? The American Association for Homecare wants providers to urge their U.S. Representatives to support provisions exempting manual complex rehab technology (CRT) from competitive bidding before the current exemption expires at the end of the month. The sign-on letter they’re asking for closes today. For more information, visit aahomecare.org
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