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Stakeholders pound pavement in Florida

March 30, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TALAHASSEE, Fla. - The state of managed care in Florida motivated Sylvia Toscano, a long-time industry consultant, to visit the state capitol for the first time in January.“To see these unhealthy patterns happening with MCOs and TPAs in the state has been upsetting,” said Toscano, who was part of a group of more than a dozen members of the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) to make the trip. “I'm seeing small providers just shutting down because of it. That's what got...

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States ramp up message: Florida, Maine

February 6, 2018HME News Staff

The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services recently joined forces with AAHomecare to discuss patient access issues and managed care concerns with state officials in Tallahassee. Stakeholders met with representatives from the governor's office and the Agency for Health Care Administration. They also met with lawmakers, including Reps. Jose Oliva and Frank White. In a press release, FAHCS called the meetings “encouraging”ÖHOMES President and CEO Karyn Estrella and association members testified...

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FAHCS hosts successful conference

November 16, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE - The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services welcomed Madeline Delp, Ms. Wheelchair USA, to its Fall Conference, held Nov. 8 and 9. As the conference keynote speaker, Delp shared her experiences and illustrated why it's important for the HME industry to assist patients as best as they can, said FAHCS in a release. The association's current agenda includes working with AAHomecare and The VGM Group on payer issues, and reaching out to third-party administrators to build relationships...

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Short takes: Dynamic Seminars, ACHC

September 13, 2016HME News Staff

Long-time industry expert Louis Feuer has made available his first online series of courses and lectures. Leuer, president of Dynamic Seminars, now offers four courses and 18 lectures on how to build revenues through top-notch customer serviceÖThe Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has a new partnership with the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS). The partnership allows FAHCS members to receive special pricing on ACHC's accreditation services, as well as discounts on Accreditation...

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Short takes: Stealth Products, VGM, state associations

September 8, 2016HME News Staff

Stealth Products has redesigned its website to feature helpful resources, product specifications and technical data. It will be updated on a regular basis with videos, announcements and product launchesÖJeremy Kauten, CIO and vice president of information technology at the VGM Group, has been selected for the 2016-2017 Leadership Iowa class. Kauten will work with fellow participants to increase engagement and promote “issues awareness” on key topics like economic development, health...

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FAHCS has new exec board

June 3, 2015HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services seated its new executive committee at its Spring Conference and Exhibit May 28. Gene Sego of Sego's Medical is president, Chris Townsend of Taffi Medical is president-elect, Deanna Rollyson of Matrix Medical is past president, Ron Jenkins of Respitec remains treasurer, and Karin Cole of All American Medical Equipment is secretary. “FAHCS will continue striving to be on the forefront of the state and national issues that all HME...

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Providers pay for Medicaid's mistake

January 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Providers here in December got hit with Medicaid letters seeking to recoup five years of overpayments.“Medicaid is saying, 'We accidentally paid you (money) that we shouldn't have and we want that back,” said Rob Brant, an adviser to the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS).What happened is this: In cases where Medicare patients have Medicaid as a secondary insurance, Medicaid makes a payment when its fee schedule amount is more than Medicare's; if it's less,...

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Congresswoman slams bid program

October 3, 2012HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - The competitive bidding program "needs to be stopped," Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., told more than 120 attendees at the 2012 Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) Conference on Sept. 27. Castor is one of 13 initial co-sponsors of H.R. 6490, a bill to replace competitive bidding with the industry's market-pricing program (MPP). Florida, which has several cities included in Round 1, has been hit hard by the program. "Serving on the Energy & Commerce Committee, I learned a lot...

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