Archive for January 2014

Education Essentials for Case Managers in Florida

Surfmed roll out TampaEarlier this week SurfMed Executives traveled to Tampa to teach over 70 Sunshine Health case managers the basics of incontinence and DME and wheelchair rehabilitation. The lessons were taught by SurfMed CEO Jeff Rittenberg and Director Sean Schwinghammer. The case managers are preparing to deal with the roll-out of Florida’s Medicaid Managed Care Reform program in Regions 5 and 6, which includes all of greater St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa including all of Lakeland and Polk Counties as far east as Sebring.

Sunshine Health should have an abundance of patients who will immediately require face to face meetings, care plan reviews and authorizations or new supplies and services. It is a daunting task which is why SurfMed educates case managers, to help them be prepared for any eventuality. Also the SurfMed staff is ready to take case managers calls all day long to assist in the transition.

Sunshine’s Medical Director said to the staff, SurfMed has been a valuable partner as we roll out other areas, their help and insight has made a big difference to how we provider long term care.

If you need any medical equipment of supplies please call one of our SurfMed team members at 888-201-7873.


Caring Home Care and SurfMed Officials Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Residence of United Home Care

CHC UHC ground breakingSurfMed and Caring Home Care were one of the invited guest in attendance at the ground breaking ceremony for United Home Care’s first Assisted Living facility, The Residence of United Home Care.

When completed in November, there will be over 125 beds, in this mixed income facility catering to Private pay, Medicare and Medicaid patients.  The property is being constructed on the grounds of Baptist Hospital West, near Krome Avenue and Kendal Drive in west Miami Dade County.

The ceremony was a joyous event with UHC employees, patients, bankers and many politicians. Surfmed and Caring Home Care work with all the politicians and health care officials and is one of the primary vendors of Untied Home care.  Our prices and services were praised by officials who know us and who know that in this new health care world, being the best at these is essential.

We are excited by this new venture of United Home Care and ready to service all the patients.