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Our Next Webinar:

Medicare Appeals In Light of “Jimmo v. Sebelius”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST


2019-2020 Schedule Team Gleason/CMA Webinars & Town Halls
Previously Recorded Webinars Administration for Community Living Webinar Series

2019-2020 Webinar Schedule

Medicare Appeals in Light of Jimmo v. Sebelius – Sponsored by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

A detailed discussion of Medicare appeals for NAELA members, with additional focus on “Improvement Standard” denials

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, Attorney Judith Stein, Senior Attorney Mary Ashkar, and Attorney Paul Grabowski.

Medicare Home Health Update

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

This presentation will provide a summary of the Medicare home health benefit, including issues with coverage and access.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, Attorney Judith Stein, and Associate Director, Attorney Kathy Holt.

Medicare & Health Care Updates

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This presentation will examine what’s happening in the Medicare and related health care world, from the perspective of beneficiary advocates.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Associate Director, Attorney David Lipschutz and guest(s).

 


Team Gleason/CMA Recorded Webinars – Special Series

Team Gleason and the Center for Medicare Advocacy are pleased to announce a new initiative to help people living with ALS understand the Medicare home health benefit and maximize access to coverage and care. The Home Health Initiative will provide the following three Educational Webinars:

Each webinar is 90-minutes long, and includes 30 minutes of Q&A. The webinars are presented by Center for Medicare Advocacy attorneys and include Power Point slides.


Team Gleason/CMA Virtual Town Hall Discussions: ALS & Medicare

As part of our Team Gleason/Center for Medicare Advocacy Home Health Initiative we will host three Virtual “Town Hall” calling hours for people living with ALS, to share answers to questions received on the email portal and to answer live questions from callers about Medicare and home health care.

Watch the recordings online:

  • Team Gleason Town Hall Session 1 (Recording)
  • Team Gleason Town Hall Session 2 (Recording)
  • Team Gleason Town Hall Session 3 (Recording)

Other Recorded Webinars

Replay: Medicare for People with Paralysis (Recorded Presentation with LIVE Q&A) – Sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Understanding Medicare is important to those who currently qualify for health coverage through Medicare, or may qualify in the future. An Overview of Medicare for People Living With Paralysis includes information on eligibility, enrollment, coverage (with a special emphasis on home health care and durable medical equipment: related laws, regulations, policies and practical tips to assist people living with paralysis to access home and community-based Medicare coverage), and choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. (Recorded presentation with LIVE Q&A)
Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, Attorney Judith Stein, and Associate Director, Attorney Kathy Holt.


Coordination of Benefits – What Pays When?

This webinar will explore issues relating to Medicare beneficiaries with coverage from other sources of insurance, including Medicaid, as well as other services for low income beneficiaries.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Associate Director, Attorney Kathy Holt and Policy Attorney Kata Kertesz.


Medicare Enrollment Issues for 2020

This presentation will address important issues surrounding the current Medicare enrollment period, including policy changes for 2020, the updated Medicare Plan Finder, marketing guideline revisions, and CMS outreach and education materials, including the Medicare & You publication.

Presenters: David Lipschutz, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy and Lisa Swirsky, Policy Advisor, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare


Medicare for People with Paralysis – Sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Understanding Medicare is important to those who currently qualify for health coverage through Medicare, or may qualify in the future. An Overview of Medicare for People Living With Paralysis includes information on eligibility, enrollment, coverage (with a special emphasis on home health care and durable medical equipment: related laws, regulations, policies and practical tips to assist people living with paralysis to access home and community-based Medicare coverage), and choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, Attorney Judith Stein, and Associate Director, Attorney Kathy Holt.


Skilled Nursing Facility UpdatesRegister Button

The webinar will provide an overview of Nursing Home Quality of Care & Quality of Life Standards from a consumer perspective.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Senior Policy Attorney Toby Edelman and Policy Attorney Dara Valanejad, with special guests Eric Carlson, Justice In Aging Directing Attorney, and Richard J. Mollot, Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition.


Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) UpdateRegister Button

This presentation discusses Medicare coverage of DMEPOS, as well as look at the process for obtaining and maintaining proper access to necessary equipment and supplies.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Associate Director, attorney Kathleen Holt with Senior Medicare Patrol Project Director Micki Nozaki of California Health Advocates.

Medicare & Health Care Hot Topics

This presentation examines what’s happening in the Medicare and related health care world, from the perspective of beneficiary advocates.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Associate Director David Lipschutz, Medicare Rights Center Federal Policy Director Lindsey Copeland and Justice in Aging Deputy Director Jennifer Goldberg.

Key Medicare Issues Facing People with Serious Illnesses

This Presentation discusses current issues in Medicare, including updates the “Jimmo v. Sebelius” Medicare Improvement Standard case settlement, Observation Status, and more.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judith Stein and Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman, with special guest Charles Sabatino, Director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

Medicare Home Health Update

This presentation provides a summary of the Medicare home health benefit, including issues with coverage and access.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director, attorney Judith Stein, and Associate Director, attorney Kathleen Holt, with special guest Cindy Krafft.

Medicare Advantage Education & Enrollment Issues

This presentation addresses Medicare Advantage changes for 2019, change in enrollment periods, the Medicare & You publication, and other CMS outreach and education materials.

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Managing Attorney David Lipschutz, with Chiplin Senior fellow Ben Belton, and guests.

Skilled Nursing Facilities Update

Presenters: Center for Medicare Advocacy Senior Policy Attorney Toby Edelman and Policy Attorney Dara Valanejad, with special guest attorney Richard J. Mollot, Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition.

Enhancing the Promise of Medicare – Oral Health, Audiology, Vision Benefits

Presenters: Attorneys David Lipschutz, Wey-Wey Kwok, Guest Speakers

Hospital Observation Status Update: What Does it Mean and What Can You Do About It?

Presenters: Sr. Policy Attorney Attorney Toby Edelman, Litigation Director Alice Bers

Jimmo v. Sebelius Update –  Medicare Coverage for Maintenance Care, CMS Corrective Action Plan and Implementation

Presenters: Attorneys Judith Stein, Alice Bers, Gill Deford (Counsel for Jimmo plaintiffs)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Part 1 – History/Myths/Who is Served (Rough Cut)

Presenters: Ben F. Belton, Chiplin Senior Fellow, Attorney Kathleen Holt

SSDI Part 2 – Overview of Benefits for Those Who Qualify and Best Practices for Applications

Presenters: Ben F. Belton, Chiplin Senior Fellow, Attorney Kathleen Holt

Hospital Observation Status Update

Presenters: Attorneys Toby Edelman and Alice Bers

Introduction to Medicare Appeals, and Practice Tips

Presenters: Attorneys Mary Ashkar, Paul Grabowski

Medicare Home Health Update

Presenters: Executive Dir. Judith Stein, Esq., Associate Dir. Kathleen Holt, Esq.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF): An Update on Recent Federal Policy Developments

Presenters: Sr. Policy Attorney Attorney Toby Edelman, Policy Attorney Dara Valanejad


Order copies of prior webinars:

email us at webinar@medicareadvocacy.org for more information.


And with thanks to the Administration for Community Living we offer this former free webinar series:

Medicare for People Living with Disabilities

Webinar #1 An Overview of Eligibility, Enrollment and Payment

Webinar #2: Medicare for Dually Eligible and Low-Income People Under Age 65 

Webinar #3: Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage and Related Issues for Individuals Under 65 

Webinar #4, Medicare Home Health Coverage for People with Chronic Conditions (Including a Jimmo Update)

Webinar #5, Transitions Onto (and Off Of) Medicare for Individuals Under Age 65

Webinar #6, Choosing Traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan: Pros and Cons for Individuals Under Age 65 

Webinar #7, Best Practices and Tips for Education, Resources, and Community Collaboration to Assist Medicare Individuals Under Age 65

Encore Presentation with New Content from OIG and the Center (portions recorded) – Best Practices and Tips for Education, Resources, and Community Collaboration to Assist Medicare Individuals Under Age 65