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Medicaid Planning

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78759ER

Location:

Sheraton Springfield

One Monarch Place

Springfield, MA 01144

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • Financial Planners - 7.00
  • NAB/NCERS - 6.00

Program Description

Stay on the Cutting Edge of Medicaid Practice

Skyrocketing health and long-term care costs are putting added pressure on your aging clients to find a way to afford assisted care. This focused course is dedicated to helping you offer the most current and effective Medicaid planning. Get detailed instruction on fulfilling all four eligibility criteria, with special focus on excluded assets, qualifying transfer techniques, and same-sex couples planning. Register today!

  • Hear the latest changes to in-home care services coverage.
  • Clear up out-of-state coverage issues before applying for Medicaid.
  • Find new ways to transfer assets without risking eligibility.
  • Can a gay couple claim CSRA? Find the answer to this and other questions raised by the recent DOMA repeal.
  • Determine what assets count as "without saleable value" for purposes of qualified transfers.
  • Walk through the Medicaid application, hearing and appeal steps; and get tips on speeding up the process.
  • Prevent malpractice with legal ethics guidance tailored to Medicaid practice challenges.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar will give you all the information you'll need to qualify clients for Medicaid and is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Accountants and CPAs
  • Financial Planners
  • Investment Advisers
  • Geriatric Care Managers

Course Content

  1. Is Medicaid Right for Your Client?
  2. Application Process, Appeals and Post-Eligibility Issues
  3. Excluded vs. Countable Assets
  4. Income Eligibility
  5. Qualifying Asset Transfers: Which Techniques Work
  6. Legal Ethics
  7. Same-sex couples Medicaid planning after DOMA repeal
  8. Case studies/hypothetical situations

Continuing Education Credit

Financial Planners – Financial Planners: 7.00

National Association of Board of Nursing Home Administrators – NAB/NCERS: 6.00

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. IS MEDICAID RIGHT FOR YOUR CLIENT?
    9:00 - 9:45, Lisa M. Neeley
    1. Is Medicaid the Right Solution for the Client?
    2. Citizenship and Residency
    3. Application for Other Benefits
    4. Client and Agency Responsibilities (Reporting Changes of Income)
    5. Out-of-State Coverage
    6. New and Amended Eligibility Categories under the ACA
    7. Medicaid Coverage vs. Private Alternatives
    8. ACA and PACE Eligibility: Recent Changes to In-Home Care Services Coverage
    9. Four Basic Eligibility Criteria in a Nutshell
    10. Partial Eligibility and Share of Cost
  2. APPLICATION PROCESS, APPEALS AND POST-ELIGIBILITY ISSUES
    9:45 - 10:15, Jack Ferriter
    1. Application Procedure Step-by-Step
    2. Supporting Documentation to Include with the Submission
    3. Medicaid Fair Hearings Case Presentation Tips
    4. Crisis Planning to Shorten Penalty Period and Restore Eligibility
    5. Appeal Procedure
    6. Solving Overpayment Problems
  3. EXCLUDED VS. COUNTABLE ASSETS
    10:30 - 11:45, Gina M. Barry
    1. Community Spouse Resource Allowance and CSRA Appeal
    2. Assets Without Saleable Value
    3. Annuities
    4. Insurance and Other Assets Being Converted
    5. When are Bank Accounts Excluded?
    6. Creating Burial Contracts/Funeral Trusts
    7. Disaster Relief Act and Other Excluded Government Payment Programs (Reparation Payments, Alaskan Native Claims, Nazi Persecution Payments, etc.)
    8. Earned Income Tax Credit
    9. Garden/Wood Plots and Other Property Used for Home Consumption
    10. Limits on Household Goods
    11. Income-Producing Property
    12. Insurance Settlements
    13. Life Estates/Life Leases and Their Impact on Estate Planning
    14. Loans
    15. When Life Insurance Becomes Countable
    16. Vehicles
    17. Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Fund Shares
    18. Trusts
    19. Valuation of Assets for Eligibility Purposes
  4. INCOME ELIGIBILITY
    12:45 - 1:15, Lisa M. Neeley
    1. How MAGI (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) is Calculated
    2. Common Risks to Income Eligibility
    3. Monthly Maintenance Need Allowance for the Community Spouse
  5. QUALIFYING ASSET TRANSFERS: WHICH TECHNIQUES WORK
    1:15 - 2:15, Gina M. Barry and Hyman G. Darling
    1. Timing of the Transfers
      1. DRA and Look-Back Period
      2. Transfer Penalty
      3. Penalty Beginning Date
      4. Partial Months of Ineligibility
    2. What Counts as a Gift for Purposes of Medicaid Planning?
    3. Repayment of Debts and Prepayment of Expenses: Creative Uses
    4. Recording Purchase of Exempt Assets
    5. Treatment of IRAs and Retirement Accounts
    6. Purchase of a Life Estate
    7. Planning with Promissory Notes and Annuities
    8. The Reverse Half-Loaf Income Technique
    9. How to Protect the Community Spouse
    10. Reverse Mortgage: Legitimate Solution or Scam Artist's Dream?
    11. Other Exempt Transfers
  6. LEGAL ETHICS
    2:15 - 3:15, Lisa M. Neeley
    1. Potential Conflicts of Interest
    2. Attorney Fees - Who is Paying Your Fee?
    3. Clients with Diminished Capacity
    4. Practical Scenarios - What Would You Do?
  7. SAME-SEX COUPLES MEDICAID PLANNING AFTER DOMA REPEAL
    3:30 - 4:00, Hyman G. Darling
    1. Community Spouse Resource Allowance
    2. Unlimited Transfers Between Spouses
    3. State vs. Federal Rules
    4. Estate Recovery
    5. Unique Planning Options
  8. CASE STUDIES/HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS
    4:00 - 4:30, Hyman G. Darling
    1. Problems and Solutions: Single Person
    2. Problems and Solutions: Married Couple

GINA M. BARRY is a shareholder in the Springfield office of the regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C., where she is a member of the estate planning/elder law department. Since 2000, Ms. Barry has concentrated her practice in the areas of sophisticated estate planning issues, including estate planning for pets, probate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, asset protection/Medicaid planning, and residential real estate. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County. Ms. Barry is a frequent lecturer on sophisticated estate planning issues for legal and professional groups. She was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2004, Business Women of the Year by the Women Business Owners Alliance in 2005, a Rising Star by Boston Magazine's Super Lawyer in each year since 2006, and a Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America in 2008. She earned her A.A. degree, with high honors, at Holyoke Community College; her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, at Westfield State College; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, at Western New England College of Law. She then completed a one-year clerkship with the Massachusetts Superior Court before beginning her career with Bacon Wilson, P.C.

HYMAN G. DARLING is a shareholder in the Western Massachusetts law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C., where his areas of practice include estate planning and elder law. He is on the Board of Directors and is currently president elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as an adjunct professor of elder law at Western New England University - School of Law (L.L.M. program), and estate planning and elder law at Bath Path College. In addition, Mr. Darling has frequently lectured and written on his areas of expertise both in Western Massachusetts and at many national conferences. He is a member of the Hampden County and the Massachusetts bar associations, the Hampden County Estate Planning Council (formerly president), and many civic organizations. In addition, Mr. Darling is a member of the Special Needs Alliance. He earned his A.B. degree from Boston University and his J.D. degree from Western New England University.

JACK FERRITER is an attorney at Ferriter & Ferriter LLC, with offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more than 30 years, his practice and passion has been as a trusted strategic advisor to businesses and families in corporate, estate planning and elder law. Mr. Ferriter has appeared in federal, state and appellate courts and administrative agencies, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Governor Charlie Baker appointed Mr. Ferriter as a public administrator over probate estate administrations. He is a board member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, a member of the Hampden County Bar Association, and The Estate Planning Council, among many others. Mr. Ferriter earned his A.B. degree from the College of the Holy Cross (President's Council) and his J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Law Review.

LISA M. NEELEY is of counsel with Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she focuses her practice on elder law, estate, and special needs planning matters. Ms. Neeley assists clients in the preparation and filing of complex MassHealth applications, from the planning and filing process through representation for any necessary appeals. In conjunction with her MassHealth expertise, Ms. Neeley has represented clients in appeal hearings regarding benefit eligibility issues before the Board of Hearings, Superior Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court. Additionally, she has expertise in assisting elder and disabled clients with the process of applying for community MassHealth benefits to enable them to remain in their homes while receiving care. Ms. Neeley is a member of the Worcester County and Massachusetts bar associations; and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter (member, Litigation Review Committee). She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Assumption College; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from New England School of Law where she served as senior literary editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Financial Planners

N CF: 7.00
This program has been accepted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and qualifies for 7.0 hours of CE credit for CFP® Certificants. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the US, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Determine when a client is categorically eligible for Medicaid. 2. List at least four types of excluded assets for purposes of Medicaid eligibility. 3. Explain how MAGI is calculated. 4. Explain why the timing of Medicaid-qualifying transfer is so important. 5. List major steps involved in applying for Medicaid. 6. Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices. 7. List at least two major changes for same-sex spouses' Medicaid planning after DOMA repeal. 8. Explain how to handle three problems that can arise.

National Association of Board of Nursing Home Administrators

N NAB: 6.00
NBI, Inc. is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Behavioral Ethics: 1.00, Specialized Knowledge: 4.00, Taxes: 2.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountants should have a basic understanding of excluded assets, qualifying transfer techniques, same-sex couples planning, and estate recovery rules. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: • Institute the latest changes to in-home care services coverage under the ACA and PACE. • Assist clients in clearing up out-of-state coverage issues before applying for Medicaid. • Find new ways to transfer assets without risking eligibility. • Answer the question - Can a gay couple claim CSRA? Find the answer to this and other questions raised by the recent DOMA repeal. • Determine what assets count as “without saleable value” for purposes of qualified transfers. • Walk through the Medicaid application, hearing and appeal steps and get tips on speeding up the process. • Prevent malpractice with legal ethics guidance tailored to Medicaid practice challenges. • Make better use of waivers and estate recovery exemptions. Field(s) of Study -- Behavioral Ethics; Taxes; Specialized Knowledge.

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