Citing Miami’s ignominious status as a national Medicare fraud “hot spot,’’ federal health officials Friday said they will temporarily ban new home health agencies in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties from enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid, in an effort to stem scams and abuse. The six-month moratorium,...

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a provider of health care information systems and connectivity solutions, announced the introduction of a collaborative care project with health insurer, Florida Blue, and Availity, a health information network. In a release, the company noted...

ne thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for...

Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading national provider of financing to healthcare professionals, was recently named one of South Florida's Top 100 Private Companies. BHG was ranked no. 33 on the annual list published by the South Florida Business Journal. "It's an honor to be mentioned among all...

Marjorie Mangiaruca suffered from Alzheimer's disease for years, and before she developed significant dementia, told her family she did not want to be resuscitated should a dire medical crisis occur. But her wishes were not followed when staff at a Central Florida senior health-care home found Mangiaruca gasping...

During the last several months, assisted-living facilities (ALFs) have been making headlines after the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) shut down a handful of facilities. It is important for Floridians to understand that not all ALFs are bad. In fact, the vast majority of ALFs...

A South Florida clinic is offering care for patients who cannot afford to see a doctor. "I don't have health insurance, and without this place, I wouldn't have anywhere," said Cicely Clary, a patient who visited UHI Community Care Clinic, which offers care without a cost. The...

When I was young it was almost an automatic reflex to consider someone on either side of 60 to be ancient. You assumed they were ready for a nursing home, a move to Florida or a plot at Blossom Hill. I, of course, looked at Concord’s...