Practical Advice: Basics of Medicare and Medicaid (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
GAL for Incapacitated
Persons CE Credit
3.0 (GAL Information)
Price: $189 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 11/30/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the November 2022 webcast, Practical Advice: Basics of Medicare and Medicaid.

Topics Covered

  • Learn how to distinguish between Medicare and Medicaid
  • Review the basics of Medicare coverage (Parts A, B, C, and D)
  • Review the basics of Medicaid and coverage in Virginia
  • Examine what Medicaid expansion is
  • Understand the basics and planning issues with Medicaid long-term care
  • Review the basics of Medicaid Waiver—CCC Plus and DD Waiver programs

Even attorneys often confuse the federal Medicare program and the federal/state Medicaid program. This seminar discusses the differences between the two programs and outline the basics of Medicare, including eligibility and coverage. The program presenter focuses on Virginia Medicaid long-term care basics including some helpful planning tools, Medicaid Waiver coverage, and Medicaid expansion.

Attendees obtain a basic understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. Primarily geared to address the needs of the non-specialist attorney, this seminar helps attendees understand the aim and design of these government-based health care programs: how these programs fit together and how they differ. Attendees also learn to evaluate their clients’ needs and when to either seek help or make useful referrals.

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Edward E. Zetlin,
Baskin, Jackson & Lasso, PC / Falls Church

Edward E. Zetlin is a partner in the Falls Church law firm Baskin, Jackson & Lasso, PC.
He has practiced elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning for over 30 years. For many years he managed elder law services for Legal Services of Northern Virginia. He then had a solo practice until joining Baskin, Jackson & Lasso.

Mr. Zetlin is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and past president of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA). For 10 years he taught an elder law seminar at American University of the Washington College of Law. He continues to co-chair the Arlington Bar Association Section on Law and Aging. He has written articles and taught many CLEs for NAELA, VAELA, and Virginia CLE® on elder law, special needs law, and estate planning.

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