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Univita bankruptcy trustee seeks to recoup payments

February 17, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - HME providers who were left largely empty handed when Univita Health collapsed and subsequently filed for bankruptcy took another hit recently when they were asked to pay back money.The bankruptcy trustee has begun sending letters that assert claim to money paid to providers during the three-month period prior to the bankruptcy.“A lot of suppliers are getting these letters, which are basically demands for thousands, and in some cases hundreds of thousands, of dollars,”...

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Univita assets could provide building block for new company

November 13, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - With the Florida assets of Univita Health in hand, Integrated Home Care Investors and its leader Jorge Pereda could be poised to raise a new company from the ashes of the bankrupt provider, say industry analysts.“It's a fresh start,” said Jonathan Sadock, managing partner/CEO of Paragon Ventures. “He's got the equipment and the accounts, and hopefully he will make something out of it.”Pereda is the former CEO of All-Med Services of Florida, which Univita acquired...

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Former All-Med exec submits bid for Univita assets

November 6, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - The assets of defunct Univita Health will go on the auction block this week and among the bidders is a familiar face.Integrated Home Care Investors, a corporation based in Miami led by Jorge Pereda, the former CEO of All-Med Services of Florida, has submitted a stalking horse bid of $2.5 million for a package of assets, according to Tiger Capital Group, a Boston-based firm handling the Nov. 11 telephone auction. Univita bought All-Med in 2012.“It would seem (Integrated Home...

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Former All-Med exec submits bid for Univita assets

November 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - The assets of defunct Univita Health will go on the auction block next week and a familiar face has already submitted a bid.Integrated Home Care Investors, a corporation based in Miami led by Jorge Pereda, the former CEO of All-Med Services of Florida, has submitted a stalking horse bid of $2.5 million for a package of assets, according to Tiger Capital Group, a Boston-based firm handling the Nov. 11 telephone auction. Univita bought All-Med in 2012.“It would seem (Integrated...

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Use Univita as lightning rod for action

September 25, 2015Letter to the Editor

This is exactly the situation that we said would happen with this type of model that limits providers and limits access to care (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” September 2015 ).We need to get this story out to Congress and to state Medicaids across the country. Our words mean nothing to them; however, the result of this bankruptcy should resonate loud and clear that the train needs to stop rolling down the track because the only light at the end of the tunnel is the train!We need...

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Univita files Chapter 7 with long list of creditors

September 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - Now that Univita Health has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the picture looks bleak for HME providers owed money by the now-shuttered company.“All of these providers who have pending claims could be told to work their way through the bankruptcy process, which usually means getting pennies on the dollar,” said Dan Leyton, a partner with Kravitz, Talamo & Leyton in Hialeah.The Aug. 28 filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware includes a list of creditors that is...

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Univita files for bankruptcy

September 3, 2015HME News Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. - Univita Health filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Aug. 28 in a move to liquidate its assets after closing abruptly earlier in the month.The filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware lists assets of nearly $47 million, with nearly $41 million in accounts receivable.The filing includes a list of creditors more than 1,100 pages long. There are two secured claims listed (Genstar Capital for about $20.6 million and Isuzu Finance of America for $400,000) followed by pages and pages...

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Providers left holding the bag in Florida

August 21, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MIRAMAR, Fla. - HME providers are scrambling to get paid and to get in-network with health plans three weeks after the collapse of Univita Health.Provider Ken Steber, who Univita contracted with to provide products and services to recipients in northern Florida, says he's owed nearly $500,000.“We're fighting with the insurance companies to get some sort of resolution, but it's not going too well,” said Steber, president of Pensacola-based Gulf Medical Services. “They are saying...

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Laid off employees sue Univita for lack of notice

August 4, 2015HME News Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. ­- Omar Olivier and about 1,000 other employees who have lost their jobs at Univita Health filed a class action complaint against the company on Aug. 2.The employees were laid off on July 28, after Univita notified insurers that it would no longer provide homecare products and services to Medicaid patients in Florida and, subsequently AHCA announced that Univita was no longer processing prior authorizations.“The plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself and other similarly...

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Univita collapses giving Medicaid the proverbial egg on face

August 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Don't do it, they said. It's too risky, they said. And yet, Florida Medicaid officials went ahead and gave their business to Univita Health. All of it. Less than a year later, Univita has collapsed and patients, providers and the medical community are left scrambling. This is what happens when you put all of your eggs in one basket, only to have the bottom of said basket fall out. That leaves Medicaid officials with egg on their faces. Bureaucratic heads should roll on this one, people. I don't know...

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