OSHA’s Virus Protection Program Could Put Home Health Agencies Under the Microscope

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In response to an executive order from President Joe Biden, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a national emphasis program aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19 while on the job. OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is responsible for assuring “safe and healthy working conditions” for most workers in […]

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Biden Admin Taps Obama Veteran Liz Fowler to Run CMMI

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The Biden administration has announced the appointment of Liz Fowler to serve as administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The position of CMMI Administrator does not require Senate approval. Roughly 600 employees work at CMMI. Like many Biden appointees, Fowler is […]

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Biden Orders Review of Trump Admin Public Charge Rule

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President Biden announced on Tueday, February 2, an executive order directing federal agencies to review the previous administration’s immigration policies, including the public charge rule, which was initially proposed by the Trump administration in September 2018 and finalized it August of 2019. Under the public charge rule the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded what criteria it considered to be a […]

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Biden Orders Review of Trump admin Public Charge Rule

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President Biden announced on Tueday, February 2, an executive order directing federal agencies to review the previous administration’s immigration policies, including the public charge rule, which was initially proposed by the Trump administration in September 2018 and finalized it August of 2019. Under the public charge rule the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded what criteria it considered to […]

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Biden’s $400B plan to overhaul home care is ‘more of a repair effort than a new direction’

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If the scope of President Joe Biden’s social spending plan is too large to grasp, then consider Nancy Slomba of Western New York state. She spends 84 hours a week caring for her son Joe Slomba, who has cerebral palsy and needs assistance to bathe, get in and out of bed and leave the family’s house. The 59-year-old resident […]

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A new sheriff in town, to home care’s dismay

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There is no question that President Biden, from his politics to his style of governing, marks a major departure from his predecessor. At least one field, home care, is likely somewhat nostalgic for the previous administration. Let’s be honest. In terms of pay and employment issues, the current president has not exactly been a friend […]

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