Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver’

AG Announces the Arrest of Jacksonville HHA Owner for $400,000 in Medicaid Fraud

February 19, 2013

Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the arrest of a Duval County woman accused of stealing more than $400,000 from Florida’s Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver Program. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit charged Edna Lorraine Watkins, 34, with two counts of Medicaid provider fraud and one count of grand theft. She is accused of billing Medicaid for services that were never rendered and billing for services to recipients who were ineligible for Medicaid. Some of the people to whom she claimed to have provided services were in jail at the time the services were supposedly rendered. (more…)

Florida Puts More Money Into Community Care for the Elderly

August 15, 2012

By Diane C. Lade, Orlando Sentinel

Finally, there has been a state funding increase for Florida’s Community Care for the Elderly, one of the first programs in the country focused on keeping seniors at home and out of more expensive nursing facilities.

The extra $1 million approved this last legislative session, which brings the total to $41.5 million, is the first raise Community Care has received in 10 years. But South Florida agencies serving seniors say it won’t go far in whittling down the more than 26,000 people on the waiting list statewide as of July 25. (more…)

Wins and Losses for Home Care in 2012 Legislative Session, But Industry Dodges Provider Cuts

March 19, 2012

The 2012 Florida Legislative Session concluded last Friday with the legislature passing a $70 billion budget that doesn’t raise taxes, slashes money going to hospitals and universities, raises college tuition rates and eliminates thousands of state jobs. The legislature’s ability to pass a budget with no new taxes is significant considering the fragile state of the economy and a $1.4 billion budget shortfall.

One of the major highlights for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature this session was sweeping changes to the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) law, which has been wrought with fraud and abuse, and has caused auto insurance premiums to skyrocket. Earlier this spring, HCAF joined a coalition with more than 20 consumer advocacy groups and trade associations in support of PIP reform. The bill passed along party lines on the last day of session. (more…)

We Need Your Input! Rulewriting Workshop Notice for Florida Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver Providers

October 21, 2011

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued a Notice of Development of Rulemaking related to the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver program. Click here to download a draft copy of this rule. (more…)