Rising To The Challenge: How Does MEA Serve a Growing Market

A growing, changing market is bound to have its challenges. Consider this: in 1995, there were about 1,100 home health agencies (HHA) in the United States. Today, there are more than 12,000. Needless to say, this—along with high work demands and low wages—makes finding qualified staff difficult. According to Medpac.gov, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, 2014 saw the first decrease in the number of HHAs in the U.S. since 2005.

A 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling will complicate further the HHA marketplace. The decision stated that staffing agency workers are considered jointly employed by the staffing agency and the healthcare organization. As a result, the organization could be liable in unfair labor practices cases, as well as be drawn into collective bargaining issues.

That’s not all. Greater competition, high staff turnover; increasing minimum wage; growing unpaid receivables; and state licensing compound the issues. Yet it is these very challenges that make My Elder Advocate the right choice for you.

We have the experience and commitment you need to not just get through any challenge, but to come through it stronger than before.