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Broward Home Health Agency Teams Up with Senior Medicaid Patrol to fight Medicare Fraud in Florida

South Florida home care agency, Trinity Health Care Services, Inc., has teamed up with Florida Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) to recruit and educate senior volunteers about medicare fraud.

 
 
Trinity Health Care Services, Inc.
Trinity Health Care Services, Inc.
PRLog - Aug. 29, 2011 - MIRAMAR, Fla. -- Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. partnered with Florida Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) in a commitment to prevent Medicare fraud a midst South Florida's senior population. Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. is one of South Florida’s premier home health care agencies dedicated to providing excellent home care solutions and educating their clients. The Senior Medicare Patrol is a recognized force with the United States government and its efforts to eliminate fraud, which drains billions of dollars a year. These two organizations has decided to join forces to educate, inform and recruit volunteers to get the word out about Medicare fraud and abuse among seniors here in South Florida.  


The magnitude of Medicare fraud in South Florida has reached new heights. South Florida has been deemed the "Medicare Fraud Capital". Thousands of active and dependent seniors fall victims to Medicare fraud every year. According to The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, Florida's $16 billion Medicaid program loses $2 billion dollars a year to fraud and abuse. This fraud and abuse is committed by caregivers, con-artist and bogus physicians. The Justice Department has led some of the biggest takedown of Medicare fraud offenders in Miami, Florida.


The Florida Senior Medicare Patrol recruit, train and deploy its volunteers to senior centers, retirement communities and elsewhere to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to guard their personal information, beware of too-good-to-be-true offers on medical equipment and review their benefit statements. The Senior Medicare Patrol also collects tips on potential scams and fields calls from senior citizens who believe their Medicare accounts have been fraudulently billed. The volunteer program educate beneficiaries and caregivers on how to Protect, Detect and Report fraud to their dedicated toll-free hotline, 1-866-357-6677.
 
Florida Senior Medicare Patrol representative, Leonard Scarpati, sought Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. as their Broward County partner to educate their patients, partners, affiliates and employees about the importance of informing the public about healthcare fraud and abuse. Florida Senior Medicare Patrol has armed Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. with marketing material and worksheets that could be easily distributed and posted for visibility. Florida Senior Medicare Patrol and Trinity Health Care Services also partner together to attend events and training  together and inform the public about their respective services. This partnership is just the beginning of the dynamic relationships healthcare companies and outside agencies must form to put an end to Medicare fraud and abuse among seniors.


Senior Medicare Patrol - http://smpresource.org
Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. - http://www.thcsi.com
U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)  - http://www.aoa.gov

About Florida Senior Medicare Patrol.
Senior Medicare Patrol Program recruits and trains retired senior volunteers to educate their peers in local communities events, exhibitions and health fairs all to prevent, detect and report Medicare, Medicaid and other health care fraud. The 4,700 senior citizen volunteers who serve as the government's eyes and ears have been credited with saving taxpayers more than $100 million since 1997. The Senior Medicare Patrol program has grown from a five-state demonstration program in the mid 1990’s to 54 projects nationwide with one in every state, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as well as a National Hispanic Senior Medicare Patrol project.  

About Trinity Health Care Services, Inc.
Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. (THCSI) is one of South Florida’s premier home health care agencies since 1994. Our family owned and operated agency serves Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties with 2 conveniently located offices in both Miramar and West Palm Beach, Florida. Our agency is licensed by the State of Florida, insured and bonded. We excel in providing our patients with excellent quality home health care ranging from pediatric to geriatric services.

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Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. (THCSI) is one of South Florida’s premier home health care agencies since 1994. Our family owned and operated agency serves Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties with 2 conveniently located offices in both Miramar and West Palm Beach, Florida. Our agency is licensed by the State of Florida, insured and bonded. We excel in providing our patients with excellent quality home health care ranging from pediatric to geriatric services. We are accredited by The Joint Commission(TJC) since 1998. Services include skilled and non-skilled nursing, pediatric and geriatric care, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, 24 hr, live-in/out care, wound care and ambulation.

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Source:Nadia Sweeting
Phone:954-986-1754
Zip:33023
City/Town:Miramar - Florida - United States
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