Monthly Archives: September 2011

Florida’s Changing Public Policies On Seniors Prompt A Family Member HomeCare Home Health Care Agency CEO Brian Gauthier To Bolster Advisory Credentials on Aging-Related Issues

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(Left)  A Family Member HomeCare CEO Brian Gauthier (center) visits with local seniors on financial issues. With Florida continuing to reject tens of millions of federal health care reform dollars meant to benefit senior citizens, while the state simultaneously garnered recent designation as the nation’s future Alzheimer’s capital, it has become imperative for home health care professionals such as Brian Gauthier, CEO of A Family Member HomeCare of Hollywood of Florida to be able to help their clients above and beyond their basic service offering. Mr. Gauthier, who has held the exclusive designation of Certified Senior Advisor® for the past three years, recently renewed his certification through an additional 30 hours of continuing education with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, an […]

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The Miami Herald’s Jay Weaver Reports: Miami-Dade Medicare fraud offenders convicted in massive home healthcare case

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  The entire U.S. Department of Justice news release detailing this story is reprinted below . . .       Fraud offenders convicted in massive home healthcare case September 21, 2011   Nearly 50 doctors, nurses and other providers working for a pair of Miami-Dade home healthcare agencies have been convicted for Medicare fraud.   BY JAY WEAVER [email protected]     Federal prosecutors have steamrolled one Medicare-fraud offender after another in a sprawling Miami-Dade home healthcare racket, picking up 10 more guilty pleas this week.   The $25 million scheme — fueled by bribes and kickbacks — has implicated 54 doctors, nurses, operators and recruiters who worked for Florida Home Health Care Providers and ABC Home Health.   The shuttered agencies […]

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Brian Gauthier of A Family Member HomeCare, A Hollywood, Florida Disability Home Health Care Agency, Notes The Florida Current Report: Disabled-aid agency’s new chief questions whether funding can sustain its mission

Disabled-aid agency’s new chief questions whether funding can sustain its mission By Christine Jordan Sexton, 9/21/2011 www.TheFloridaCurrent.com The Agency for Persons with Disabilities usually is under the microscope for financial reasons. Significant financial deficits and long waiting lists for waiver services have plagued APD since its inception and, in two presentations before the Legislature this week, newly hired APD Director Mike Hansen told legislators why. The money the agency is given, he said, isn’t enough to fulfill its mandate from the Legislature to provide community-based services to developmentally disabled people so they can live in communities and not in institutions. “I think we may have a discrepancy, or difference of approach, between what the law says and the amount of […]

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Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Assisted Living Facility Work Group To Meet Friday, September 23, 2011 at University of South Florida

Convened in July 2011 by Florida Governor Rick Scott after gut-wrenching reports of elder abuse and neglect at assisted living facilities throughout the State of Florida, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Assisted Living Workgroup will hold another public meeting on Friday, September 23, 2011 to continue its examination of the regulation and oversight of assisted living in Florida, for the purposes of developing recommendations to improve the State’s ability to monitor quality and safety in assisted living facilities and ensure the well-being of their residents. The September 23 meeting, which will be held at the University of South Florida, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to submit public testimony for this meeting was September 16, 2011. For […]

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Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Commission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital Districts Meets Tuesday, September 20; Agenda, Meeting Materials

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Commission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital Districts is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, (2727 Mahan Drive, Building 3, Conference Room “A”, Tallahassee, FL 32308 (map)https://www.flr​ules.org/gatewa​y/readFile.asp?​sid=6&tid=10371​451&type=1&File​=59.htm Linda Quick, President of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, will offer comments from her members’ perspectives. Jim Nathan, President of Lee Memorial Health System from Ft. Myers also will speak.To view the complete September 20 agenda and meeting materials, click on the hyperlinks below: Agenda [87kb pdf] Meeting Materials: DRAFT Minutes – September 6, 2011 [38kb pdf] Additional Financial Data [1,027kb xlsx] The Commission was created by Governor’s Executive Order Number 11-63, […]

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