On-Demand Video

Navigating the Home & Community Based Waiver Enrollment Process (2023 Estate and Elder Law Symposium Session)

  • City:
  • Start Date:2023-02-14 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-02-14 19:00:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Elder Law

$79.00 ["ProPass"]

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With the implementation of Community HealthChoices (CHC), there have been some changes to the process of applying for Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS), and it can be cumbersome and time-consuming. This course will examine the enrollment process and offer practical tips on getting waiver services approved for your clients.

Recorded at the Estate and Elder Law Symposium in February 2023.


Pamela Walz Esq.

Ms. Walz is a Supervising Attorney at the Health and Independence Unit at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia, where she represents low-income older adults and individuals with disabilities in matters involving nursing home and personal care home residents’ rights, access to home and community based long term services and supports, public benefits and guardianship. In addition to representing clients, Ms. Walz engages in administrative and legislative policy advocacy and provides community education on elder law issues. She is an appointed member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts. She also serves as a consumer advocate on the Long Term Services and Supports Subcommittee of the Department of Human Services’ Medical Assistance Advisory Committee. Ms. Walz is the immediate past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989 and graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 with a degree in English Literature.

Marianne Kreisher Esq., NCG, CELA

Ms. Kreisher is a Partner at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC in Bloomsburg, where she practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, guardianship, special needs planning and estate litigation. She earned her B.A. from Penn State University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Widener Law School in Harrisburg in 1996. Following law school, Ms. Kreisher worked in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for eight years as a deputy attorney general handling criminal appeals, grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. Ms. Kreisher is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as well as a National Certified Guardian by the Center for Guardianship Certification. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Guardianship Association, the Pennsylvania Guardianship Network, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and she serves as the Vice-Chair for the Council of the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Ms. Kreisher has served as adjunct professor at Central Penn College and is a regular presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing education programs. She is the Past-President of the Bloomsburg Area School Board, Bloomsburg Kiwanis Club and Columbia/Montour County Bar Association. 

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