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Toward Seamless Coverage: Helping Clients Transition from Medicaid Expansion to Medicare

October 13, 2017 UTC @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives states the option to expand their Medicaid programs, and 32 states including the District of Columbia have decided to do so. This expansion has extended Medicaid coverage to low-income adults aged 19-64 with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL), through what is referred to as the “Adult Group.” A challenge for this population is that they are not permitted to have both Medicare and Medicaid, so expansion Medicaid eligibility ends when an individual reaches 65 or is otherwise Medicare-eligible.

Once Medicare-eligible, an individual with Adult Group Medicaid typically will enroll in Medicare and can transition—if their income and assets are low enough—to traditional Medicaid for the aged, blind, and disabled population (ABD Medicaid) or a Medicare Savings Program (MSP).

Join us for this webinar with the Medicare Rights Center to explore:

  • Findings from an extensive review conducted by Medicare Rights of Adult Group Medicaid-to-Medicare transition processes in states that have expanded Medicaid.
  • Challenges that states encounter while trying to implement a seamless transition.
  • Promising practices in ABD Medicaid and MSP screening and enrollment processes in both expansion and select non-expansion states.

Presenter: Julie Carter is an attorney and a Federal Policy Associate in Medicare Rights Center’s DC office. Before joining Medicare Rights, Julie was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow at the Administration for Community Living and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. She was also an Irmas Fellow with Justice in Aging, focusing on person-centered planning and Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports. Julie has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.


October 13, 2017 UTC
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center for Benefits Access