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Digital Seminar

Pennsylvania Medicare and Beyond


Average Rating:
   4.8
Faculty:
William McKendree
Duration:
6 Hours 15 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 15, 2017
Product Code:
POS052645
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Part A & Part B
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Part D
  • Dual Eligibility
  • Coordination of Benefits
  • Changes as of 2018

President Trump’s budget proposal, both the House and Senate’s budget versions, and additional recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services, guarantee we are going to see significant changes to our health care system.

Join Medicare expert, Attorney William McKendree for the latest healthcare updates and how they impact Medicare & Medicaid. Mr. McKendree explores recent changes (and proposed changes) to the Medicare and Medicaid systems which influence accessibility and affordability. In particular, he will examine the changes beginning in 2018 for the access and utilization of the health care by dual eligible individuals in Pennsylvania under the Community Health Choices (CHC) initiative.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

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WILLIAM MCKENDREE, ESQUIRE, is the Supervisor of the APPRISE program in Allegheny County. APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, helping consumers with Medicare, Medicaid, long term care and health insurance concerns. Mr. McKendree also serves as preceptor for the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and School of Law internship programs with APPRISE. Prior to his position with APPRISE, he served as director for the Western Pennsylvania Center for Aging Services and was a member of the Pittsburgh law firm of Gabriel and Associates. Mr. McKendree has a Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches classes on Medicare and Health Care Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, and Community College of Allegheny County.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: William McKendree receives compensation as Supervisor of the Allegheny County APPRISE Program (Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: William McKendree has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate the basic function and utilization of the Medicare System.
  2. Compile descriptions of the components of the Medicare System – their specific characteristics and functions.
  3. Assess other programs that provide aid with costs of health care and prescription medications
  4. Determine how Medicare benefits coordinate and integrate with Medicaid benefits and the other health care benefit programs.
  5. Prioritize the decisions that individuals need to make to access and utilize the most effective benefit options for their specific needs.
  6. Investigate the impact of changes to Medicare and Medicaid on dual-eligible patients.

Outline

(Webcast times are listed in Central)

7:30 THE MEDICARE SYSTEM

  • Medicare’s design & function
  • Eligibility & Enrollment in Medicare
  • Part A & Part B
  • Costs of Medicare
  • Coverage & Services
  • Enhancements to “Basic” Medicare
  • Medi-gap Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Part C – Advantage plan
  • Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Program

9:30 Break

9:45 SPECIAL MEDICARE ISSUES

  • Continued Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (or Whatever Replaces it) and its Impact
  • Hospital Services Under the Medicare System: In-Patient vs Observation
  • Accessing Service Providers in Local Managed Care Networks

11:00 Lunch (on your own)

12:00 BEYOND MEDICARE – OTHER HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

  • Medicaid: Benefits, Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Medicare Savings Program: Benefits, Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Programs; Benefits, Eligibility and Enrollment

1:00 Break

1:15 COORDINATION OF BENEFITS

  • Coordination Process Between Medicare, Medicaid and other Health Care Assistance Programs
  • Accessing Health Care Services and Prescription Drugs for Dual-Eligible Patients
  • The impact of Recent Changes to Medicare and Medicaid on the Dual-Eligible Patient

3:00 Evaluations, Adjournment, & Certificates

Target Audience

Case Managers, Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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