Health Care Reform: Impact on Children with Special Healthcare Needs (Part 1 of 2)

(originally offered 10/19/2010). Presenter: Sitara Nayak, Family to Family Supervisor at Parent to Parent of Georgia This webinar provides a brief overview for parents, families, and professionals on the Health Care Reform Act passed on March 23, 2010. The presentation includes information on pre-existing conditions, lifetime and annual caps, Medicaid coverage and Home and Community-Based […]

Deeming Waiver Basics

(originally offered 04/28/2010) Presented by Sherry Richardson of Parent to Parent of Georgia.  This webinar gives basic information about the Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver in Georgia. Parents of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs will learn what the waiver is, who should apply, and what services are available to children who qualify. Running Time: 1 […]

The New Options and Comprehensive Supports Waiver Programs: Past, Present and Future Directions

(originally offered 3/3/15) Presenter: Catherine Ivy, LCSW This webinar will provide an overview of eligibility, the admission process and supports available through Georgia’s two Medicaid Waiver Programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The workshop will provide information on new federal rules governing Medicaid-funded home and community-based service (HCBS) programs, provide a brief overview […]

Social Security Benefits

(originally offered 12/15/2010) In this webinar, Curtis Rodgers, Benefits Navigator with the Shepherd Spinal Center helps families understand the benefits of Social Security for children and adults with disabilities. Running Time: 59:47 minutes. (For project evaluation purposes, Parent to Parent of Georgia may email webinar viewers a brief follow-up survey in 3-6 months.)

Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver: A Step by Step Guide on the Application Process

(originally offered 06/22/2016) Updated in 2016, this P2P Lunch and Learn features Debbie Dobbs, Education Child Advocate and Health Care Consultant who will assist parents with the application process for the Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver in Georgia. This waiver is for children with disabilities who are under the age of 18 and do not qualify […]

Appealing a Katie Beckett Denial

(originally offered 9/21/16) Presenter: DJ Jeyaram, Attorney Has your Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver application been denied? If so, please join us for a lunch & learn webinar as Attorney DJ Jeyaram takes you step by step through the appeals process, including how to write an effective appeal letter, what to expect at the hearing and […]

What’s in a Name? Learn what Medicaid EPSDT Mandate Provides for your Child

(originally offered 1/04/12) Presenter: Pat Nobbie, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities When you hear the term EPSDT, alphabet soup may come to your mind. However, this acronym stands fro Early, Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment, and represents important services that all families whose child are enrolled in Medicaid should know about!  Pat Nobbie of the […]

HIPAA: Understanding the Information Blackout

(originally offered 03/28/12) Presenter: Naomi Williams, Family Support Coordinator, Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center Did you know that once your child turns 18 their doctor is under no obligation to share information regarding your child’s health?  A doctor might even require that anyone 18 or older give consent for the parent to be present during […]

Establishing a Medical Home

(originally offered 08-16-11) Presenter:  Michelle Esquivel, National Center for Medical Home Implementation Learn how to manage communications with and between the multiple doctors and/or therapists working with your child. Running Time: 45 minutes. (For project evaluation purposes, Parent to Parent of Georgia may email webinar viewers a brief follow-up survey in 3-6 months.)