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Thursday, October 18th, 2018.
Guildnet and other Plan Closings, Changes in Appeals Procedures, the new “Lock-In” Rules and other MLTC Changes
Valerie J. Bogart
Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
New York Legal Assistance Group
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About our speaker:
Valerie Bogart has been Director of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) since June 2002. EFLRP was originally founded in the 1990's by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., in memory of the daughter of the late Hans Frank, a Holocaust survivor and a board member of Selfhelp. Evelyn Frank was a passionate legal services attorney in California who specialized in Medicaid. In April 2013, the entire Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program moved to the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), where Valerie continues to serve as Director of the program.
EFLRP is a comprehensive legal services program that advocates for access to long-term care and other health care services for seniors and people with disabilities through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy, professional legal education, and online resources through the website NYHealthAccess.org. Earlier, Valerie was a litigator and trainer on Medicaid long term care for the Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Office for the Aging and Legal Services for the Elderly in Manhattan (part of Legal Services-NYC) and was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Legal Aid Society in Minneapolis. She lectures and writes extensively for bar and social services organizations, has taught adjunct courses at CUNY and Fordham law schools, and has received numerous awards, including the Lawyers who Lead by Example Award from the New York Law Journal (2012), the Felix A. Fishman Award for Extraordinary Advocacy from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (2011), the President's Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2010) and the Access to Justice Award of Project FAIR (2010). She is Co-Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and served on the Board of Neighbors Together in Brooklyn. She received her law degree from the New York University School of Law.
Monthly General Meetings
WSIACA's general membership meetings are free
and open to the public. At these monthly meetings,
speakers address current topics of concern followed
by discussion. The meetings also serve as a forum for
sharing information about issues, activities,
new programs and events.
Meetings are held the third Thursday
of each month in September, October, November, February,
March, April and June from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Networking
begins from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by
our program from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Our meetings are held at:
The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center
150 Riverside Drive (at 87th St.)
Each June, our garden party takes place in a beautiful outdoor space. The
atmosphere affords a special opportunity to network with aging
providers and community members.