Aug 25, 2015

Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more

The Karp Law Firm had a great turnout at the three August breakfast workshops we conducted for social workers and health care workers! Attendees heard updates about several important topics: Attorney Joseph Karp discussed the health care community's liability in the wake of Florida's criminalization of Medicaid planning by non-lawyers. Attorney Genny Bernstein brought attendees up to speed on proposed changes to V.A. Aid and Attendance eligibility rules. Guest speaker, Attorney Jacqueline Bain of the Florida Health Care Law Firm fielded attendees' questions about their obligations and liabilities under HIPAA. Nancy Partin and Connie Heffelfinger of the Florida CARES unit, and Kim Clawson and Rosa Bruno of Your Aging and Disability Resource Center, provided updates on Florida's Medicaid managed care system. 

Thank you to our friends who hosted the events: Kathy Kalck, Debbie North and the staff at Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie; Sue McCracken and her team at Allegro Senior Living in Jupiter; and Ina Zimmerman and staff at the just-opened Allegro Senior Living in Boynton Beach. All are lovely facilities - with delicious food! We are fortunate to enjoy fine working relationships with so many caring professionals in the community. Supporting one another enhances our effectiveness and ultimately benefits the families we serve.

Last, a shout-out to our own law firm staff who arrived very early in the morning to prepare for the events: Case Manager Supervisor Deeanna Farrington; Assistant Case Managers Zamara Rosete and Angela Olsen; and Executive Assistant Julie (McKeon) Dobson. And Debbie Karp, who could not attend the events this year but coordinated the details from start to finish.

Photos from the events:

Attorney Karp discusses the Florida Supreme Court ruling criminalizing Medicaid planning by non-lawyers

Attorney Jacqueline Bain of the Florida Health Care Law Firm explains the responsibilities of health care workers under HIPAA

Nancy Partin of the CARES unit discusses the Florida Medicaid managed care program
Some of our guests. Front and center is Paola Wierzbicki, director of the PACE program

Kim Clawson, director of Your Aging & Disability Resource Center

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for having Florida Healthcare Law Firm Attorney Jacqueline Bain. The event was a hit!

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