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Court Ruling On Companionship Services Exemption

Posted in Medicaid

Recent federal court action ensuring that employers may continue to take advantage of minimum wage and overtime exemptions for companionship services protects providers of home and community-based services (HCBS), at least for the time being. As this Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease health care alert indicates, the ruling means that employers of direct care workers may continue to take advantage of minimum wage and overtime exemptions for companionship services as they have in the past. This is important to the stability of the provision of HCBS under states’ Medicaid HCBS waivers.