In the first podcast of 2017, Tripp is joined by healthcare legal expert Angelo Spinola of Littler Mendelson, P.C. Angelo really gets to the heart of some of the recent legal and legislative happenings in the Home Care space – specifically the Overtime Exemption and FLSA regulations. Very interesting insight into this relatively unknown and often misunderstood law.
The conversation turns more “macro” with an in depth discussion into the new world order of healthcare laws and regulations with a new Presidential administration. What does he think will be most impacted by Trump’s repeal and replace mantra?
This podcast will help explain why Spinola is an expert in such high demand – and we are very pleased to partner with him to deliver more education on these and other topics in the near future.
In today's healthcare industry, leaders are constantly seeking to understand how to best withstand the constant change and maelstrom of the healthcare arena. Ginny Kenyon provides an excellent and well-written piece on how Education is the key to successful organizations and providers moving forward.
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
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!