Michael Markowitz of TC Services USA joins the podcast in a truly educational episode. He discusses how his company helps agencies take full advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (referred to commonly as WOTC). This incentive pays an employer $2400 per new employee hired - as long as the new employee meets certain criteria. Within the post-acute healthcare industry, Michael figures less than 10% of employers are taking advantage of this credit. We try to figure out why more companies are not doing this, and he has some good insights as to why. He also lays out the internal machinations of how the red tape works, and how his company helps take the scissors to that.
This is a very straightforward topic and something can impact you and your organization today.
Michael's company website: http://www.tcservicesusa.com/
Michael's software website: http://www.wotcsoftware.com
Curaport's website: http://www.curaport.com
Caregiver training is vital to the success of any private duty home care agency. Bob Roth, of Cypress Homecare Solutions, demonstrates how he and his team have set up their Caregiver Training Lab, and how it can impact your agency by enabling you to create the model caregiver for your organization and community.
From the HCAF Conference, Bob Roth of Cypress Homecare Solutions presents on how retaining and finding qualified caregivers is the number one challenge faced by agency owners and operators. External influences, the repeal of the companion service exemption, ACA, and increasing minimum wage all congribue to this dilemma. Learn from Bob to pick up retention and recruiting strategies, discover tools and resources that you may want to stop the bleeding and turnover.
From the HCAF Conference: This session, led by Sarah Oliver of Benefits In A Card, will assist with ACA compliance, avoiding penalties, and understanding how to reap the benefits and maintain your bottom line through self-funded group insurance plans. Learn how to gain a competitive edge through employer benefit offerings and how to improve employee satisfaction and retention.
From the HCAF Conference, this session is about how HHAs can survive the tide of VBP without getting knocked down into the sand. Led by Bonnie Staas, learn how to bait, cast, and reel in the best employees, and learn how to train previously mismanaged and misinformed field staff. Hone the skills of your office staff to produce pearls and learn proven strategies of successful orientation and training programs!
From the HCAF Conference, Bob King of Legal Nanny delivers an informative session that provides a comprehensive federal legal update for changes in 2016 and beyond in home care laws. Learn about overtime and the status of the companionship exemption; sleep and travel time; responding to Department of Labor aduits; and wage and hour issues.