In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the government passed temporary measures to reduce the burden of healthcare workforce recruitment and training. One key measure was the relaxation of training timelines and certification for nurse aides. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued waivers, helping human resources departments find and keep desperately needed… Continue reading What’s the Impact of the Proposed Building America’s Healthcare Workforce Act?
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It’s that time of year again — time for businesses around the nation to start their open enrollment periods for benefits. As the world continues to change after the pandemic, healthcare employers need to consider how they will keep up with the new adjustments in benefit contribution limits. Thankfully, there are some clear 2023 benefit… Continue reading 2023 Benefit Guidelines for Employees
You thought you’d done everything right. You lost a few employees, so you began the recruitment process again. You posted engaging job listings for caretaker shifts, received several applications, contacted potential candidates, and conducted promising interviews. You picked your ideal candidates and sent your offer email, only for many of them to decline. You may… Continue reading Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Combat Your Healthcare Staffing Shortages
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, many businesses were disrupted, and some were forced to shut down. To allow employers to maintain their workforce on payroll, Congress introduced the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Along with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), this HR tax credit was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security… Continue reading Healthcare Providers Can Still Claim Their Employee Retention Credit
3 Keys to HR Onboarding Success HR onboarding involves integrating a new employee with your company’s culture, as well as providing them with the information and tools they need to succeed in their position. Onboarding is vitally important to the success of a company, but it is an ongoing process that requires much effort to… Continue reading 3 Keys to HR Onboarding Success
Medicaid is the primary source of healthcare financing for states, allowing them to provide medical services and long term care to their low-income residents. While participation in this program is voluntary, all the U.S. states are participants. However, different states implement the program differently in terms of covered services, eligibility criteria, and delivery of services.… Continue reading Understanding FMAP and How it Impacts the Healthcare Industry
There’s no doubt that HR is an invaluable and multi-faceted role. HR handles vital functions such as recruitment, performance management, development and learning, administrative responsibilities, and so much more. But HR also plays a valuable role in an important aspect of the home health industry that often falls to the wayside: Home care company culture.… Continue reading Why Home Care Company Culture Is Critical to Home Health Agencies