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A registry that only matches clients with caregivers — but doesn’t control the terms and conditions of the caregiver’s employment — falls outside the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to a memo from the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division.
Amazon has started a “health & wellness” team tasked with making the Alexa voice assistant more helpful to the healthcare industry, according to a CNBC report.
Five home care aides and two workers’ advocacy groups are challenging the New York Department of Labor’s emergency regulation designed to reinforce a long-standing practice of paying home care aides for 13 hours during a 24-hour shift.
Honor, a tech-savvy private duty startup, is pumping newly secured $50 million in funding into the expansion of an existing partner network, according to a MedCity News report.
High turnover continues to plague the private duty industry, reaching 66.7% in 2017, according to a newly released benchmarking study by Home Care Pulse of Rexburg, Idaho.
In-home support services and adult day care services are on the list of supplemental benefits to be allowed under Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, according to a recent CMS memo.
Home care startup Hometeam will shift from a direct to consumer model to one that works closely with insurers, according to technology news site Recode.
Non-skilled, in-home supports will be allowed as a Medicare Advantage benefit starting in 2019.
Caregivers may not use a hand-held cell phone while operating a motor vehicle – whether the vehicle is in motion or stopped at a traffic light or stop sign.
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