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Corporate Pay Comparison for Health System CEOs

February 2017--The 2016-2017 Multi-Facility Corporate Compensation Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), compares compensation data for top level corporate positions in healthcare. Below is a comparison of the Chief Executive Officer by healthcare sector.
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ALF Resident Assistant Rates Increase

Oakland, NJ, January 2017 -- Resident Assistants (RAs) in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) received the largest percent pay increase in pay of all ALF employees, according to the 19th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The Report is published in cooperation with LeadingAge and supported by the National Center for Assisted Living.
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Hospice RNs Earn Higher Pay than Home Care RNs

Oakland, NJ, November 2016 – Hospice RNs receive higher pay than Home Care RNs, according to the 2016-2017 Hospice Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).
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Home Health RN Hourly Rates Increase 2.76%

The national hourly rate for RNs in home health increased 2.76% from 2015 to 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, just released by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).
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Hospital MSW + BSW Rate Increase in 2016

The hourly rate of Social Workers (MSWs) in hospitals increased 1.94% in 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Hospital Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  Comparatively, the hourly rate of BSWs increased 1.23% .
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RN Hourly Rates Continue to Increase

Oakland, NJ, August 2016 -- The hourly rate of Registered Nurses (RNs) in Nursing Homes increased 2.86% in 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The percent increase represents those facilities that participated in both the 2015 and 2016 Reports. RN rates have shown a continued increase from 1.27% in 2014 to 2.86% in 2016.
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CCRC CNAs Show Continued Hourly Rate Increase

July 2016 -- The national average salary for Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) in Continuing Care Retirement Communities/Life Plan Communities (CCRCs) increased 2.33% in 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.  The national study is published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) in cooperation with LeadingAge.
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Corporate Pay Comparison for Top HR Executive

February 2016 -- The 2015-2016 Multi-Facility Corporate Compensation Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), compares compensation data for top level corporate positions in healthcare.  Below is a comparison of the Top Human Resources Executive by healthcare sector.
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ALF Dementia PCA Rates Increase

January 2016 -- The national average hourly rate of Dementia Personal Care Aides (PCAs) in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) increased 3.55%, according to the 18th annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  This represents a continued increase from the 2014 figure of 2.50%.  The Report is published in cooperation with LeadingAge and supported by the National Center for Assisted Living.
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Hospice RN + LPN Productivity Increase

November 2015 – Productivity for Hospice RNs and LPNs increased in 2015, according to the 2015-2016 Hospice Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  In 2014, the average number of actual visits/day for RNs was 4.33, compared to 4.39 in 2015.  The average number of visits for LPNS increased from 5.04 to 5.15.  Home Care Aides (HCAs) productivity also increased, going from 5.21 to 5.31 in 2015.  Actual patient visits are the average number of face-to-face patient visits, including travel and paperwork time.  All visits (including admission and complex) count as one visit.
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Telehealth Assessment Nurse Rates

October 2015--The national hourly rate for Telehealth Assessment Nurses in home health is $29.30, according to the 2015-2016 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, just released by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  Hospital-based home health agencies paid the highest rate of $35.70, compared to $33.00 at Visiting Nurse Associations (VNA)/Visiting Nurse Services (VNS), followed by $29.56 at not-for-profit agencies, and $26.50 at for-profit agencies.  Although not a new role, the advancement in technology has allowed for the rapid need for Telehealth Assessment Nurses.  For a first-year surveyed position, 156 FTEs data was provided, highlighting the growth of the position.
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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Oakland, NJ, October 2015—Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) in home health received the highest pay rate compared to those in long-term care and hospitals, according to the 2015-2016 Rehabilitation Salary & Benefits Report, published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  The actual percent increase given to Occupational Therapists (OTs) as of 6/2015 ranged from 2.17% to 2.26%.
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