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This product includes audio files and electronic materials for the “Medicaid Advocacy: The Contested Case from Application to Appeal" CLE, presented on March 27, 2009.
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Medicaid Advocacy: The Contested Case from Application to Appeal
Presented by the Elder Law Section
About the Program
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and the Connecticut Department of Social
Services (DSS) regulations have created many ambiguities in Medicaid law. This
seminar will prepare attendees to test the limits of the new law and
regulations from application to appeal. Experienced practitioners will discuss
issues that raise “red flags” in a Medicaid application, as well as handling
the initial client meeting and preparing the Medicaid application for the
contested case. A panel of attorneys will conduct a mock Fair Hearing so
attendees learn how to effectively present their case before the DSS. Speakers
will clarify the law and procedure of DSS Fair Hearings, due process concerns
regarding DSS Fair Hearings, and the law and procedure of administrative
appeals to superior court.
Joseph A. Cipparone, Cole-Chu & Cipparone LLC, New London
Laurel D. Mangan, Law Office of Laurel D. Mangan, Vernon
Stephen O. Allaire, Ruggiero Ziogas & Allaire, Bristol
George B. Bickford, Bickford Kraner & Hess LLC, East
Kevin J. Brophy, Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., Waterbury
Paul T. Czepiga, Czepiga Daly & Dillman LLC, Newington
Mary Alice Moore Leonhardt, Moore Leonhardt & Associates
Laurene Y. McCrann, Paralegal, Czepiga Daly & Dillman LLC,
Lea Nordlicht Shedd, Shedd & Hoberman LLC, Hamden
Deborah J. Tedford, Tedford & Ceddia PC, Mystic
Sheldon V. Toubman, New Haven Legal Assistance, Inc., New
Who Should Purchase
Attorneys involved in elder law, estate planning, litigation, or administrative
law. Paralegals, estate and financial planners, nursing home administrators,
accountants, and social workers who assist with Medicaid applications will
benefit as well.