Our Florida elder law and estate planning lawyers are committed to keeping our clients and the community updated on developing events and new laws that may impact them. Toward that end, our law firm organized a series of breakfast workshops in August to familiarize local professionals with Florida's new Medicaid Managed Care Program. The program is scheduled to roll out September 1, 2013. This was the first time representatives of the program and the four local state-approved managed care companies participated in a group forum. In attendance were over 150 case managers, social workers, health care professionals, and others who work with Florida's elderly and their families.
Special thanks to our community-minded hosts:
The Brennity in Port. St. Lucie (Thank you, Debbie North and staff)
Allegro Senior Living Community in Jupiter (Thank you, Regina Natoli-Sanchez and staff)
- Arden Courts Memory Care Community, Delray Beach (Thank you, Marcia Teele and staff)
- Kim Clawson, Director of Elder Helpline, Area Agency on Aging/Your Aging Resource Center
- Nancy Partin, Program Operations Administrator, Department of Elder Affairs, Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES), Region 9A
- Sunshine State Health Plan: Amarilis Fernandez, Kathleen Rupp
- United Health Care: Tulin Rivera, Ronel Antelo
- Coventry Health Care: Rick Mabe, Hylan Bryan, Mariangeli Cataluno, Daphne Terrill, Samantha Goehri
- American Eldercare: Kim Nelson, Marianne Hall
Kim Clawson, Director, Florida Elder Helpline, Your Aging Resource Center
Answering questions are L-R: Mariangeli Cataluno, Coventry Health Care; Marianne Hall, American Eldercare; Attorney Joseph Karp; Samantha Goehri , Coventry Health Care; and Kathleen Rupp, Sunshine State Health Plan.
Amarilis Fernandez describes the Sunshine State Health Plan.
Karp Law Firm members at the events, L-R: Deborah Karp, Marketing and Media; Deeanna Farrington, MSW, Case Manager: Attorney Genny Bernstein; Attorney Joseph Karp: and Julie McKeon, Executive Assistant
Nancy Partin, Program Operations Administrator, Department of Elder Affairs, CARES offers details about the transition to the new program.
Answering questions are (L-R) Kim Clawson, Director of Elder Helpline; Ronel Antelo, United Health Care; Mariangeli Cataluno, Coventry Health Care; Marianne Hall, American Eldercare; Samantha Goehri, Coventry Health Care; and Kathleen Rupp, Sunshine State Health Plan