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Valerie J. Bogart

New York Legal Assistance Group
Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Project
New York, NY, USA


Valerie Bogart has directed the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) since 2002.  Launched by Selfhelp Community Services, EFLRP moved to the New York Legal Assistance Group, under Valerie’s leadership, in 2013.   EFLRP represents low-income seniors with Medicaid and Medicare advocacy, trains and consults with professionals on navigating the complex world of Medicaid and long-term care, engages in policy advocacy to improve access to services, and co-maintains the website NYHealthAccess.org as a joint project with The Legal Aid Society and Empire Justice Center.

Earlier, Valerie was a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Office for the Aging, Legal Services for the Elderly (Manhattan), and the Legal Aid Society (Minneapolis), where she was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow.  She was co-counsel on law reform litigation that protects rights of Medicaid home care recipients,  including DeLuca v. Hammons, 927 F. Supp. 132 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)(lifting 28-hour-per-week limit for new applicants);  Granato v. Bane, 74 F.3d 406 (2d Cir. 1996)(requiring reinstatement of Medicaid home care services after a temporary hospital stay); Varshavsky v. Bane, 608 N.Y.S.2d 184 (1st Dep't 1994)(requiring  reinstatement of State “homebound hearing” program); Sanon v. Wing et al.,  2000 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 139 (Sup. Ct. N. Y. Co.)(enjoined state “fiscal assessment” law pending analysis of whether the denial of Medicaid home care services if nursing home care was less expensive violates the Americans with Disabilities Act); and Brown v. Giuliani, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8889 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)(suit by 282 former residents of the Neponsit nursing home challenging the abrupt evacuation and closing of the home by its operator, the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation).

A graduate of the New York University School of Law, she lectures extensively for bar and social services organizations, has taught adjunct courses at CUNY and Fordham Law schools, and has received numerous awards for her advocacy.   She is Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee and previously Co-Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section.

Valerie J. Bogart is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Medicaid in New York—Nuts and Bolts (PowerPoint slides) - Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2016: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Monday, December 12, 2016
Supplemental Citations on MEDICAID - Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2016: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Monday, December 12, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Medicare and Medicaid Reforms - Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2016: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Medicare and Medicaid Reforms - Medicare and Medicaid Reforms, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Medicare and Medicaid Reforms - Medicare and Medicaid Reforms, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2016: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 16, 2016, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, Cleveland, OH
Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, Columbus, OH
Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, Nashville, TN
Nuts and Bolts of Medicare & Medicaid 2017: What All Attorneys Need to Know, Friday, December 08, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
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