The Medicaid landscape is constantly changing and the eligibility and application process has become more challenging than ever. From the number of home care hours an individual is approved for to securing Medicaid for an alleged incapacitated person, the elder law practitioner must overcome obstacles on a daily basis which, in the past, required very little or no explanation.
This course, presented by Elder Law attorney Melissa Negrin-Wiener, offers both a refresher on the basics of Medicaid eligibility and application as well as a review of intricate planning techniques that have evolved over time. For experienced practitioners and those entering the field of elder law, this course outlines a realistic approach to handling some of the more problematic situations that arise when working through the Medicaid process.
Examine the laws governing Medicaid eligibility in home care and institutional settings
Review some of the classic application techniques used by elder law practitioners
Understand the more complex obstacles encountered during the Medicaid eligibility and application process
Analyze the sophisticated techniques used to overcome the more difficult Medicaid eligibility and application challenges
Melissa Negrin-Wiener is a partner at Genser Dubow Genser & Cona. Ms. Negrin-Wiener manages the Government Benefits Department while concentrating her practice in the areas of Medicaid eligibility planning, asset protection planning, disability matters, guardianships, estate planning and Veteran benefits. She also supervises the preparation of Medicaid Applications for nursing home care, home health care and community benefits.
Ms. Negrin-Wiener currently serves as co-chair of the Healthcare Committee of the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island. She is the immediate past President of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and was formerly the Vice-President of Programs and Membership and the past co-chair of the Elder Law Committee. She is a State Certified Court Evaluator and Counsel to Guardian and incapacitated persons and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Negrin-Wiener is an Advanced Elder Law Mediator trained by the New York Peace Institute, serves as a Mediator on the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, and was recently appointed as a Court Examiner.
Ms. Negrin-Wiener has been named by Long Island Business News as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business”. She has also received the prestigious “Leadership in the Law” award and the 2017 "Outstanding Women in Law" Award from Hofstra University. Ms. Negrin-Wiener received the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars on Long Island” award from Long Island Business News and the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney award from Touro Law School. She has been featured in Long Island Business News and profiled in the Suffolk Lawyer for her charitable works, including her work on behalf of Senior Dreams Come True, a non-profit run by GDGC which grants wishes for low-income seniors. Ms. Negrin-Wiener has been a legal expert for Newsday’s Ask the Expert column and is a frequent lecturer at professional organizations, assisted living facilities and senior citizens groups. She has authored numerous articles for The Suffolk Lawyer, the Nassau Lawyer, the New York Law Journal and the HIA Hauppauge Reporter. She has been quoted in such publications as Long Island Business News, The Suffolk Lawyer and the Chicago Tribune and has appeared as a guest on WFAN, WBAB and WHRU radio. Television credits include WABC-TV, FIOS TV and Queens Public Television. Ms. Negrin-Wiener is also the host of her own radio show, "Elder Law Matters" on 1033.9FM.
Ms. Negrin-Wiener assisted in the development of GDGC’s workplace wellness program entitled “Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers” (TAWC). TAWC is an employee benefits program provided at no cost to the employer which assists employees who are caring for aging loved ones. The program is designed to keep working caregivers at work, maximizing productivity and promoting job security while reducing absenteeism, downtime and turnover.
Ms. Negrin-Wiener serves as the chair of GDGC Charitable Events, a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for the elderly, disabled and the underprivileged. She dedicates much of her time to raising money for charitable causes including the Long Island Fight for Charity, the American Heart Association, the MS Walk and GDGC’s Midnight Run relief mission to hand deliver food and warm clothes to New York City’s homeless. She is also active in a variety of community outreach programs. The latest charitable program sponsored by GDGC Charitable Events and launched by Ms. Negrin-Wiener is Senior Dreams Come True. The program benefits low income seniors on Long Island by granting wishes--from helping a senior meet basic needs to fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Ms. Negrin-Wiener is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee, the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and the Advanced Elder Law Focus Group. She is also a chair member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) and serves as the Charities Coordinator for 100 Women Who Care about Long Island. Ms. Negrin-Wiener graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University.
Excellent and informative presentation
Just went through this with my own mother. Wish I had seen this presentation before having to deal with Medicaid. Very informative.
The faculty was outstanding; she was so informative and her anecdotes of her experiences with her clients was so helpful. It is a depressing topic, but she kept my attention.
Well done. Thorough explanations of complex strategies, without over-complication
Very informative, thanks.
Very knowledgeable and fluid presentation!
Good substantive course
Lots of information
An excellent presentation.
Another great elder law CLE. More women presenters, please. Thank you.
Worthwhile and interesting
Good pace of presentation good clear voice
She knew her stuff. Thanks for job well done. Learned much
very good practical course by instructor who knows here material
very informative and pleasant speaker.
Good topics as potential clients get older.
Very educational, thank you!
this was very detailed and informative. She is a good speaker.
Impressive, concise talk.
excellent course presentation was great Mark Gilesxas
Very relevant for GPS...I learned some new tricks here!
The presenter had a very good grasp of the law in this area.
Melissa was excellent.
The presenter did an outstanding job of explaining complicated material.
good coverage, good lecturer
Very clear and concise. A great course for those struggling with Medicaid penalties, lookbacks and the like
Well done. Recommend.
A very helpful overview for my personal as well as professional life.
Very informative & well prepared discussion
I liked the deck used for the presentation- very informative.
Very good speaker
Excellent presentation and helpful hypos.
Thorough treatment of topic.
very knowledgeable speaker. offered very good practical tips
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