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Care givers: Rules faulty

...proposed new rules to monitor personal care assistants. The number of beneficiaries...were eligible for care. Personal care assistants are paid $21 an hour to...and starting wages for personal care assistants in Alaska average $12 to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080305/sta_20050803007.shtml
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Regs set to control costs of home care

...can no longer bill the state for being on "standby," unless approved in the client's plan of care. But personal care assistants say the state is responsible for the increase in costs because of inadequate management. Additional state overseers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113005/sta_20051130011.shtml
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Congratulations for completing training

Cornerstone Home Health would like to congratulate the following for completion of Personal Care Assistant training: Terry Davidson, Michael Dunning, Genevieve Guanzon and Jason Perez. Each has received a certificate of completion...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/nei_450838770.shtml
State works to lift moratorium on home health care admissions

...authorities' decision to exempt personal care assistant services from the moratorium...federal announcement. The personal care assistant program became eligible for...agency initially included the personal care assistant program - though it is not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081309/loc_481307135.shtml
Moratorium lifted on state Medicaid waiver programs

...that was based on an incorrect definition, said Sarana Schell, spokeswoman for the division. The state's Personal Care Assistant program had originally been included in the moratorium as well, but was excluded when CMS officials found that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083009/loc_487758843.shtml
Recognitions

...of Public Service Degree. Cornerstone Home Health would like to congratulate the following for completing the Personal Care Assistant training: Jessica Boerem, Judi (Mary) Brenna, Ruby Capua, Christina DePorto and Meaghan (Danielle) Williams...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011010/nei_544924090.shtml
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State to tighten regs on home-care program

...state. The changes would help curb misuse of the Personal Care Assistant program, whose cost has risen from $7.6 million...eliminate "standby" assistance in most cases, where personal care assistants are paid to remain on site in case a client falls...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071305/sta_20050713022.shtml
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AlaskaDigest

...billed for more hours than the patient assessments called for, or billed for more hours than were listed on personal care assistants' time sheets. On-Call Nursing also was charged with double-billing Medicaid and keeping a $132,972 check...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032005/sta_20050320011.shtml
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Audit says state funds misused 4/30/98

...he said. ``I responded and lived up to my responsibility.'' The state allows reimbursement for personal-care assistants during conferences and other trips not taken at state expense. French said his normal assistant was not available...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/043098/audit.html
Congratulations for completing Personal Care Assistant training

Cornerstone Home Health would like to congratulate the following for completion of Personal Care Assistant training: Laura Thate, Emily Andel, Stephanie Moses, Brittany Gorba and Jewel Stevens. Each has received a certificate of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121908/nei_369372038.shtml
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