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Tuesday, October 6 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Avoiding and Transition from Nursing Homes: Accessing the Community HealthChoices Waivers

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Given the alarming rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes, residents are desperate to get out of these congregate settings and others are anxious to avoid nursing home placement. Instead they want to receive Medicaid-funded waiver services and supports delivered in their own homes.

This session will describe and provide practice tips on navigating the clinical and financial eligibility maze of Medicaid's Community HealthChoices waiver, including how to use income-spend-down trusts for individuals who would not otherwise be financially eligible for the waiver. The Community HealthChoices-required nursing home transition process will also be covered.

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Amy Lowenstein

Supervising Attorney, PA Health Law Project
Amy E. Lowenstein is the Director of Policy and a Supervising Attorney at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP).  She works to improve and strengthen Medicaid coverage and services for Pennsylvanians through policy analysis, systems advocacy, and direct representation. Additionally... Read More →
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Kate Vengraitis

Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Services
Kate Vengraitis is an attorney in the SSI and Health and Independence Units at Community Legal Services. Ms. Vengraitis began her career at CLS as a law student intern in 2013. Her practice focuses on representing adults and children facing issues attaining and maintaining Supplemental... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom .