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February 16, 2017

NY Caregiver Shortage in PHI Budget Testimony

The New York State legislature held a joint hearing on health and Medicaid provisions in the state budget . PHI New York Policy Manager Allison Cook testified for PHI. 

Authored by PHI
January 11, 2017

PHI Recommends PCA Training Standards to CMS

PHI recently submitted a response (pdf) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information related to facilitating access to quality home and community-based services (HCBS). 

Authored by PHI
January 9, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases Help Direct Care Workers in 2017

At the start of 2017, 41 states and localities raised their minimum wages, and 21 additional states and localities will raise wages later in 2017, according to the National Employment Law Project.

Authored by PHI
December 8, 2016

Federal Advanced Aide Bill Introduced

Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) has introduced a bill to develop and test expanded roles for direct care workers who provide long-term services and supports.

December 8, 2016

New York City Home Health Aides Get 10% Wage Boost

With the minimum wage in New York City rising to $11 per hour at the end of the year, home health aides will see a full dollar added to their existing $10 per hour base wage. Their total base compensation will cross the $15 per hour mark for the first time.

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