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Connecticut RN Accepts Plea for Charges He Falsified Medicaid Claims

Facing potentially up to 15 years in a New York State prison for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and other charges, Collins Anyanwu-Mueller agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges in connection with in home health care fraud. The Bridgeport, Connecticut native was in Westchester County Court in White Plains and pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

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Custom Home Care Rated as Top of Midsize Company in Michigan

Even as Michigan has faced a struggling economy among other issues, there are plenty of strong small to mid-sized companies operating throughout the state. During a recent assessment of the quality of some of these companies, surveys were conducted with their employees and based on those responses and numerous other factors, Custom Home care came out on top as the leading mid-size company in the state.

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Missouri Legislators Punt on Addressing Home Health Care Cuts

Cuts in spending for the in home health care sector in Missouri had been a hot topic for a while, but it appears as though legislators are miles apart as far as compromise is concerned. This means, instead of dealing with the issue that could leave some Missourians without adequate care and support, the government has effectively passed it on down the line.

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Nightingale Homecare Improves Patient and Clinician Experience with Mobile Technology

WESTMINISTER, Colo. (November 7, 2017) – For Phoenix-based Nightingale Homecare, a Medicare certified agency, mobile technology has proven to be a game-changer.  A year ago, the agency adopted an integrated software platform and equipped each of its nurses and therapists with compatible laptops and mobile printers. The improved functionality of the software and the speed and convenience of the printers have helped boost patient and clinician satisfaction as well as improve clinician productivity.

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Home Health Care Industry Gets Reprieve as CMS Cancels Home Health Groupings Model

After months of pressure from a wide range of home care industry agencies, organizations, and advocates, as well as senators and representatives in Congress, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finally relented on a proposed change to how home care agencies would be paid. The Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) would have required these agencies to spend more time and energy on administrative acts, filing more paperwork, and according to advocates against this measure, it would have meant limited service and support to those who require care at home.

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Concerns Over Home Health Care Industry in Texas

For many years in some states, the home care industry has not been regulated as well as it should, according to certain advocates for the elderly and disabled who most commonly rely on these services. In Texas, the Department of Aging and Disability Services is responsible for overseeing the standards of daily operations within the home care, assisted living, and nursing home sector.

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Scottsdale Home Care Worker Charged with Stealing Items from Elderly Couple

Some home care agencies have to compete against the perceptions the public has about these services and, more importantly, about the aides who offer support for elderly and disabled clients in their home. There are some caregivers who may have sought a job within this industry and had a passion for helping people, and there are others who simply see it as a paycheck and then begin exploring other ways to try and snag extra money on the side.

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Woman Defrauded Out of More Than $200G by Man Posing as Home Health Care Aide

A disabled woman who had been relying on home care was taken advantage of by a man posing as a home health care worker. The woman, a 79-year-old individual who has limited mobility, was relying on support. That’s when, according to authorities, William Jason Robertson, 46, stepped in and promoted himself as a licensed home health care worker.

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