Training Course Syllabus:
Understand How the Public Benefits System Intersects With and Affects Your Practice
Barbara and Bill have been married for 40 years. Bill is a Korean war veteran. He starts developing a mild stage of Alzheimer's. Their son fell off a ladder and broke his back and now receives disability benefits. Their daughter has never worked a day in her life because she has a bipolar disorder. How does Barbara get Bill the best long-term care? What is the difference between the benefits their son and daughter receive? What does their home care provider need to know?
In public benefits practice, every day is a bar exam. Can you take the "ball of yarn" jumbled facts of real-life cases and pull out the important issues? Let our distinguished faculty walk you through the maze of government benefits and show you the traps you can easily avoid. Enhance your expertise - register today!
- Discover how careless business and real estate transactions can jeopardize your clients' public benefits and what to do to prevent it.
- Get practical tips from our expert faculty on the Medicare and Medicaid appeals process as they walk through specific case studies.
- Receive insight on the daily decisions in public benefits law from an Administrative Law Judge.
- Learn about unique systemic challenges in coverage, eligibility requirements and the qualification processes involved in various public benefits.
- Augment your knowledge of the impact of public benefit liens on personal injury settlements.
- Implement solid techniques for estate planning with public benefits in mind.
- Gain specific strategies you'll need to plan for veterans' long-term care.
- Sort through 5 Medicaid issues that are currently causing concern for medical care providers.
Common Public Benefit Programs - Overview of Coverage and Eligibility
9:00 - 9:55, David R. Craig and Leslie C. Nixon
- Social Security "Entitlements" - Retirement Benefits, Disability Benefits, Dependent Benefits and Survivor Benefits
- Medicare Health Insurance - Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Housing Assistance
- New Hampshire State Programs
Medical Assistance in Detail
9:55 - 10:45, David R. Craig
- Nursing Home Medicaid - A Crash Course for the Uninitiated!
- Medicaid Home and Community Care Waiver Programs (Choices for Independence)
- HCBC for the Elderly and Chronically Ill
- HCBC for the Developmentally Disabled
- HCBC for Individuals With Acquired Brain Disorders
- Medically Needy Eligibility ("In and Out" Medicaid) and MEAD
11:00 - 11:50, Earl S. Carrel
- Health Care, Pensions, NH Veterans' Council, NH Veterans' Home, etc.
Liens on Personal Injury Recoveries
12:50 - 1:45, Leslie C. Nixon
- Medicare and Medicaid Liens and Set Asides
- Defenses to Medicare and Medicaid Liens After Ahlborn
- Workers' Compensation Liens and Defenses
- Health Insurance Liens and Defenses
- Structuring Settlements to Minimize Lien Liability (Including Special Needs Trusts)
Benefit Savvy Estate Planning - Common Issues and Pitfalls
1:45 - 2:35, David R. Craig
- Wills Trusts, Powers of Attorney
- Problems With Lifetime Asset Transfers
- Special Needs Planning
Ethical Issues in Benefit Planning
2:50 - 3:50, Earl S. Carrel, David R. Craig, and Leslie C. Nixon
- "Do no Harm" - Benefits Competency in Various Practice Areas
- Avoiding Potential Fraud and Abuse Issues
- Public Policy Concerns
Putting it All Together
3:50 - 4:30, Earl S. Carrel, David R. Craig, and Leslie C. Nixon
- Panel Discussion With Common Scenarios