National Public Radio recently aired a segment regarding the effect of the US Department of Labor’s proposed Overtime Exemption Rule on providers of caregivers for those with disabilities.
A media release from American Network of Community Options and Resources explains that the Rule, which is expected to be released in its final form by early June, will increase the threshold at which workers—such as caregivers for those with disabilities—are exempt from overtime requirements.
As a result, caregiver providers—which are funded almost entirely by Medicaid—will be faced with additional costs and will have no way to absorb them without additional Medicaid funds.
This means that the providers may not be able to comply with the new rule without cutting services, staff, or both.
To listen to the segment, visit NPR.
[Source(s): American Network of Community Options and Resources, NPR]