Assignment 3 Employment Law
HSA530 – Health Services HRM
February 18, 2013
Assignment 2: Employment Laws 1. Determine which laws need to be most closely monitored in our organization and state why?
“This new law recognizes that Medicare isn’t just something that you’ve worked a lifetime for, having the security of knowing that Medicare will be there when you need it. It’s a sacred and invaluable trust between you and your cournty.And those of us elected officials have a commitment to uphold that trust – and as long as I’m President, I will” President Obama, CMS.gov.).
According to President Obama, this new law will give seniors and their family’s greater savings, better benefits and a higher quality of health care. The President went on to say, that it will also ensure accountability throughout the system.
With home healthcare, this law is very important because over half of the clients that home healthcare provides for most if all clients are on some type of Medicare, whether it be they have reached the age to draw it, or they have become disabled, or what, but they still need these laws behind them.
Other important factors of this law are: * It will help keep seniors more healthy * It will improve the quality of care * Develop and promote new models of care * Modernize our health system * And fight waste, fraud and abuse
“The passage of the Affordable Care Act marks a turning point in the unsustainable rate of cost growth in our health care system. The new law will generate significant cost savings in both the near term and long term, will help drive system-wide cost-saving and quality improvement and will improve the solvency of the Medicaid Trust Fund by 12 years” (CMS.gov).
Another law that is very important to the home healthcare employees would be that of how they are classified, whether it be an employee or contract labor. This has been a very sticky subject within the Home Healthcare Field. Employees are afraid