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Elder Law Section Meeting: Medicare Hot Topics - Help and Concerns (SEL180515)
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When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Where: The Graduate Club
155 Elm Street
New Haven, Connecticut  06510
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Medicare Hot Topics - Help and Concerns

CLE Credits:
*CT: 1.0 CLE Credits
*NY: 0.0 CLE Credits

Presenter:  Attorney Judith Stein

Program Description:
Attendees will learn about the key coverages and significant obstacles to coverage in today’s Medicare environment, and how to think about the best option for accessing Medicare – through traditional Medicare or a private Medicare Advantage plan.

Program Topics:

  • Intro to Medicare Coverage and Concerns
  • Jimmo Update: Coverage for People with Long-term and Chronic Conditions
  • Home Health Coverage: Promise and Concerns
  • Hospital Observation Status and Its Impact on Nursing Home Coverage
  • Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage?

Attorney Judith Stein, is the Executive Director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, which she founded in 1986. She has focused on legal representation of older people since beginning her legal career in 1975. From 1977 until 1986, Ms. Stein was the Co-Director of Legal Assistance to Medicare Patients (LAMP) where she managed the first Medicare advocacy program in the country. She has extensive experience in developing and administering Medicare and related advocacy projects and conferences, representing Medicare beneficiaries, producing educational materials, teaching and consulting. She has been lead or co-counsel in numerous federal class action and individual cases challenging improper Medicare policies and denials – including, Jimmo vs. Sebelius, which is opening doors to Medicare coverage and access to care for people with long-term and chronic conditions.

Ms. Stein is an editor and author of books and articles regarding Medicare including the Medicare Handbook (Wolters Kluwer Publishers, Inc., 19th Edition, 2018; updated annually). She is a past President and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a past Commissioner of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a recipient of the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) Beneficiary Services Certificate of Merit. She was a delegate to the 2015 and 2005 White House Conference on Aging, received the 2015 Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award, the 2017 Association of Retired Americans-CT Advocacy Award, the 2018 Chairman’s Award from the American Medical and Rehabilitation Providers Association, and the CT Commission on Aging “Age-wise Advocate Award” in 2007. Ms. Stein is a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Elder Action Network (CEAN) and served as a Commissioner on the National Long-Term Care Commission, February-December, 2013.

Ms. Stein graduated cum laude from Williams College and received her law degree with honors from Catholic University School of Law.

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*CBA Members:  To receive credit, sign the attendance verification form at the meeting, and your credits will be automatically logged to your Professional Development Journal. If you do not attend the full program, do not sign the form. For partial credit, you will need to enter your time by the tenth of an hour into your Professional Development Journal.



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