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This program offers 3.5 New York State Social Work CE credits for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs). Please email a request to PLICredits@pli.edu if you would like Social Work CE for this program.
Why You Should Attend
At some point in life, most Americans will qualify for either Medicare or Medicaid, or have friends or loved ones who do. Yet, few understand how the two government health care programs work. Whether you work with clients who may benefit from Medicare or Medicaid; work with health care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, or health insurance providers who are compensated by Medicare of Medicaid; or simply want to learn the basics for your own benefit, this program will give you a firm understanding of how these important government programs work. Our expert faculty will explain what each program is; how they are funded; what they cover; the application process; who qualifies; how claims are processed; and limitations on the length and amount of coverage. You will also learn about continued changes to Medicare and Medicaid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other new developments and innovations.
What You Will Learn
- What are Medicare and Medicaid?
- Who qualifies for Medicare and Medicaid?
- What are the requirements of each and how do they work?
- What are Medicare Parts A, B, C and D?
- How does the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change Medicare and Medicaid policies and applications?
- How has access to Medicare and Medicaid been enhanced?
- What privacy and security concerns exist currently?
- What are some ongoing and future changes to Medicare and Medicaid and their practical implications?
Program Level: Overview
Intended Audience: Attorneys and allied professionals who either work with some aspect of health care benefit administration or who are interested in understanding these programs for application in their own lives for long-term care or other situations, will benefit from attending this program.
Prerequisites: Interest in understanding the basics of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Background in administration of health care benefits is helpful, but not required.
Advanced Preparation: None.