Audio files, course materials, seminar evaluation form, and Verification Affidavit will be sent electronically once payment is processed.
For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.
Medicaid Advocacy: The Contested Case from Application to Appeal
Presented by: 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
9:00 Initial Meeting and Medicaid Application
10:15 Law and Procedure of Connecticut Department of Social Services Fair
11:15 Due Process Concerns Regarding Fair Hearings
1:00 Mock Fair Hearing
2:15 Law and Procedure of Administrative Appeals to Superior Court
3:00 Questions and Answers
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.
This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.
CLE Credit: 5.0 Hours