Medfield Resident's Adult Foster Care Business Issues Statement Following Indictment

Gabriel Care, LLC – the adult foster care business owned by Medfield resident Dennis Etzkorn – issued the following statement after he and his company were charged with Medicaid kickbacks allegedly exceeding $1.2 million.

Medfield resident Dennis Etzkorn's company, Gabriel Care LLC, issued the following statement in response to indictments returned by a Bristol County Grand Jury on March 29 on charges of alleged Medicaid kickbacks exceeding $1.2 million.

"Gabriel Care LLC is proud of its history of providing quality Adult Foster Care in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2001," Gabriel Care’s statement read. "We have cooperated with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in its investigation and are reviewing the charges returned by the grand jury. Gabriel Care believes that it has in the past and continues to act in good faith and comply with all legal requirements."

Etzkorn, 52, of 10 Trailside Rd., his Fall River based adult foster care business, Gabriel Care, LLC and the company's program director, Jennifer Nunes-Reid, 34, were indicted for allegedly paying, and offering to pay, illegal kickbacks in exchange for the referral of new clients enrolled in the Medicaid-funded program,

The charges against Etzkorn, Nunes-Reid and Gabriel Care, LLC are for alleged Medicaid kickback (three counts), Medicaid false claims (three counts), and larceny over $250 (one count), according to the Attorney General Office's press release.

According to authorities, Gabriel Care, LLC is an adult foster care provider that oversees caregivers, typically a friend or family member, rendering at-home personal care services to MassHealth recipients. Nunes-Reid is the company's program director and oversees the day-to-day responsibilities of the company.

Etzkorn, Nunes-Reid and Gabriel Care are scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court at a later date, according to the press release. These charges are allegations and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

"The continued support of our approximately 325 clients and their caregivers throughout the Commonwealth is our utmost priority and we pledge to be there to support them," Gabriel Care said in the statement.

tammycastillou April 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Let us take an example of Texas. The "Penny Health" is quite popular in Arizona. It provides so many offers for the low income people.
Suzie B Pan May 15, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud in Fall River at Gabriel Care - Gabriel House! Dennis Etzkorn was indited by the Attorney Generals office. I worked at this place for 6 months. I read someone wanted to write a book about working there, I could write a best seller. Sex - Fraud - Patient Abuse - Harassment -Lies galore - deception -thievery - greed -embezzlement - intimidation. all the soap opera makings of a best seller and Dennis was in the middle of it all. Profit sharing if you would like to contribute a chapter. What a shame someone feels they can steal from taxpayers and poor people.
Pablo Basteen August 01, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I have been a client of gabriel care for quite a while now.I don't know about the problems but the program itself is a wounderful thing. It keeps many of us out of nursing homes and saves huge amounts of money.Money is now being withheld and we are suffering because of it.This situation IS NOT being handled correctly.thank you


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