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Aging in Place: Medicaid Waiver & Other Community Programs


Join the MSBA Elder Law and Disability Rights Section for a one-day virtual program, Aging in Place: Medicaid Waiver & Other Community Programs, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 9 a.m. 

Round out your elder law knowledge by learning from seasoned Maryland attorneys and other experts about the programs to support aging in place, as well as the challenges to accessing these programs. This program starts with an overview of Maryland Medicaid coverage of long term care in a nursing home and of care provided at home or at an alternative setting. This course will then provide a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of the Home and Community-Based Options Waiver, including eligibility criteria and the enrollment process. We will also discuss other programs and resources for seniors across the state, considerations for advising clients on how to pay for care, and how (if at all) Medicare fits into the picture.

Scroll down to register for this livestream event on March 26th, 2024.


6.0 hours of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states. If you’re unable to attend the live virtual program in March, the entire event will be recorded and available to you to view later. You can pre-purchase the OnDemand HERE.


The MSBA is committed to providing accessibility to its programs, events and services to all potential attendees. If you need accommodations for this event please email cle@msba.org

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Elder Law
Disability Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Event Information
Mar 26, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Overview & Access Barriers 

Speaker: Mary Jo Broussard Speier, Esq., The Speier Law Firm, LLC


10:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. Medicaid Programs – Part 1 

  1. HCBS Waiver

Speakers: Elena Sallitto, Esq., Stavely & Sallitto Elder Law 

  Jenna Cohen, Esq., Cohen Elder Law, LLC


11:30 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m.  Break 


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Medicaid Programs – Part 2 


  1. Increased Community Services (ICS)

Speakers: Randi A. Ames, Esq., Disability Rights Maryland 

Elena Sallitto, Esq., Stavely & Sallitto Elder Law 


  1. Supports Planner

Speaker: TBD


12:45 p.m.  – 1:15 p.m. Lunch 


1:15 p.m.  – 2:15 p.m  Assisted Living & Home-Based Subsidies; Local Resources

Speaker: TBD 


ALF is covered under the Waiver, but how do you find it? Are there other housing subsidies available to nursing facility residents? Other transition planning resources? 


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : Private Pay & Budgeting

Speaker: Shannon Hammond, Esq., Hammond Law

How can you help clients plan for how to pay for care and manage resources when benefits aren’t available? 


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Break


3:15 p.m.  – 3:45 p.m : Medicare

Speaker: Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq., FriedmanLaw


Primarily health insurance for SNF rehab, home health services, and hospice/palliative care. 


3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Q&A All Speaker Panel 


 4:15 p.m. Adjourn 


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