Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans


[W3380] Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans
How Medicare Advantage plans have expanded services and benefits - like personal care - for 2020.

TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 05/13/2020 and is now available for on-demand access.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: May 13, 2020
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management
  • §558.260[a][7]financial management

Program Description: Approximately 35% of Medicare beneficiaries choose to be covered by managed care plans under the Medicare Advantage program. Beginning in January 2019, Medicare expanded the types of supplemental benefits that these plans could cover to include services such as personal care. Beginning in January of 2020, these plans were able to expand even further the types of services that they could provide as such benefits. In this webinar Attorneys Michael Cook and Jennifer Papapanagiotou discuss:

  • Background on the Medicare Advantage Program and its Operation
  • CMS Expansion of Supplemental Benefits Beginning in 2019
  • Expansion of Non-Medical Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill in 2020
  • Practical Advice Including Potential Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Major Compliance Issues in Personal Care Including Requirements for Tracking Devices in Medicaid Beginning in 2020
  • How These Services Fit Into Medicaid

This webinar recording is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity, discuss the managed care plans under the Medicare Advantage Program and learn new compliance and contracting issues associated with such plans.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Michael Cook, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou's
practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues.

About the Presenter:
Michael Cook
has more than 38 years’ experience representing health clients of all kinds in regulatory, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, business, strategic planning,and public policy matters, with a strong emphasis on post-acute providers. At the beginning of his career, Michael also was an attorney with the Office of General Counsel at the United States Department of Health and Human Services where he represented the federal regulators of the Medicare and Medicaid programs on matters of the highestlegal and political senstivity. He recently received the honor of Fellow from the American Health Lawyers Association.

In addition to his health care practice, Michael serves as a strategic health care advisor to a start-up company that has developed a health care related product to protect seniors from fractured hips. He was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the Board of the Department of Medical Assistance Services that advises Virginia’s Medicaid program, has served as a health care advisor to a number of candidates for state and national office, and recently received the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award fromMarquis Who’s Who. He frequently lectures on topics of interest to health care providers and earlier this year presented on the topics of “Internal Investigations” for health care companies at the 2019 American Health Lawyers Association conference on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues and moderated a panel of State Medicaid Directors on the changing face of their Medicaid programs in post-acute care for the AHLA Long-Term Care and the Law conference.

[W3380] Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans

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