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Webinars

Medicare Information Office (Alaska SHIP & SMP) – 2014 Webinar Series All Webinars will be provided by Staff and invited guests; Format will include 40-60 minute presentation of content with breaks and followed by 30 minutes of Q and A.


Understanding Medicare (Module 1) – covers Part A, B,C,D, Medigap & Extra Help

9/4/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT (NOTE EARLIER TIME)     WEBINAR
  • Module 1 covers Medicare Program Basics including Automatic Enrollment into Parts A and B, Medicare Card, Enrollment periods, Part A and B Benefits and Cost, Skilled Nursing coverage, Covered Services, Preventive Services, Part B Late Enrollment, Medigap Policies, Part D Standard Structure, Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, Rights & Appeals, Extra Help program for Part D and B premium payment;  Format: Presentation for one hour with several Q & A breaks and then 30 minutes for Q and A for anyone that would like to stay on to discuss Module 1 topics.

Medigap (Module 3)

9/10/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT (NOTE EARLIER TIME)     REGISTER
  • Module 3 covers costs of Part A and B, Types of Medigap Plans, Costs, Buying a Medigap Policy, Medigap Rights and Protections, some scenarios; Format: Presentation for one hour with several Q & A breaks and then 30 minutes for Q and A for anyone that would like to stay on to discuss Module 3 topics.

Medicare Coordination of Benefits (Module 5)

9/17/14       11:00-12:30 pm AKDT*** (NOTE EARLIER TIME)     REGISTER
  • Module 5 covers When Medicare is Primary Payer, when Medicare is Secondary Payer, Medicare and health Insurance Marketplace, Possible Health Claim Payers: No-Fault, Liability, Worker’s Comp, Black Lung, COBRA, VA, Tricare for Life; Medicare Part D Coordination of Benefits, Other Payers, Medicare & tribal health services.  Format: Presentation for one hour with several Q & A breaks and then 30 minutes for Q and A for anyone that would like to stay on to discuss Module 5 topics.

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Prevention (Module 10)

9/24/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT     WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
  • Module 10 details protecting Taypayer Dollars, Examples of Improper Payment, Quality of Care Concerns, HEAT Teams, Law Enforcement Actions, Fraud Prevention Toolkit, Fighting Fraud, Identity Theft; Format: Presentation for one hour with several Q & A breaks and then 30 minutes for Q and A for anyone that would like to stay on to discuss Module 10 topics.

Prescription Drug Coverage (Module 9)

10/1/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT     WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR
  • Drug Coverage Basics, Medicare part D Benefits and Costs, Excluded, barbiturate, formulary changes; Part D Eligibility and Enrollment, Extra Help with Part D Drugs Costs, Comparing and Choosing Plans, Coverage Determinations and Appeals, Charts and other resources; Format: Presentation for one hour with several Q & A breaks and then 30 minutes for Q and A for anyone that would like to stay on to discuss Module 9 topics.

Mastering the Part D Planfinder (only for Counselors)

10/8/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT       REGISTER
  • Mastering the Part D Planfinder (only for Counselors preparing for Part D season); real-time on Medicare.gov planfinder demonstration and practice time digging deep into entering prescriptions, looking at all the columns and rows to understand costs, reviewing charts, explaining when there’s a deductible that will be applied, the coverage periods including co-pays, coverage gap (donut hole) and catastrophic period costs, providing options to client and facilitating enrollment online or referring the person to place the call themselves to enroll by phone. Format: We’ll be soliciting your input on medications and situations and be online demonstrating planfinder for the full 1.5 hours.

Part D: Down and Dirty Details

10/13/14       1:00-2:30 pm AKDT      REGISTER
  • Part D: Down and Dirty Details – counseling efficiencies, recording your client contacts, documentation to keep and to provide to clients, problems during enrollment, using your CMS Unique ID; Format: Presentation and conversation will be up to 1.5 hours depending upon Counselor input and needs.