For Maryland/DC NAELA Medicaid Intensive For Elder Law Attorneys

This intensive is a unique opportunity for a deep dive learning directly from two foremost experts on Maryland Medicaid eligibility.

Registration is limited and closes October 20, 2020.


Early Bird Registration through October 20, 2020

  • NAELA Members: $825
  • Non-Members: $1,025

Registration after October 20 (by permission only)

  • NAELA Members: $1,025
  • Non-Members: $1,225

Click here to to find out how to join NAELA for membership through 2021 and receive the member discount.

For those who do not register to attend, there will later be the option to purchase a recording. That purchase information will be circulated after the seminar.

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Medicaid Planning In Maryland Intensive 2-Day Webinar

Register now for a two-day intensive on Medicaid planning in Maryland led by Ron Landsman and Jason Frank. This event is geared towards attorneys who want to strengthen their understanding of Medicaid asset planning and navigating eligibility. It will be held virtually via Zoom. Net proceeds go to benefit the Maryland/DC NAELA Chapter’s legislative and other activities.  

The first day will focus on mastering key concepts such as transfer rules generally, gift and return, and the fundamentals of spousal resources and income, with interactive participation to give hands-on experience using these tools. It will include guest presentations from: 
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging staff on screening through the provision of waiver and state plan services
  • Denise Fike, Executive Directive, First Maryland Disability Trust
  • Mary Faith Ferretto, Founder of Ferretto Elder Care, to discuss the level of care eligibility process
  • Gary Zipper, insurance broker to discuss Medicaid-compliant annuities
  • Lorie Mayorga, Deputy Director of Medicaid Eligibility Policy, Maryland Department of Health 
The second day will provide a unique opportunity for participants to problem solve case studies in small groups and learn from experts how Medicaid planning works in practice. Participants will be given real-world problems and assigned small groups of 4-6 to work independently in break-out virtual rooms, and then return to the full group to discuss strategies and questions. This Medicaid intensive is intended to be interactive through small groups, virtual white boards, polls, chat box, and time to ask the instructors questions submitted in advance



  • Access on all devices
  • Session Will Be Recorded
  • Case Studies Will Be Provided
  • Registrants Receive Complementary Book
  • Live Q&A
  •  Proceeds To MD/DC NAELA Chapter
The Medicaid intensive will be 9:30-4:30 October 26-27. It will be hosted via Zoom, and the link will open 15 minutes before 9:30. The program will be recorded; participants will receive a copy as part of their fee. The recording will be available for purchase by others.
Registration is limited to optimize participant learning and interaction. The fee includes receiving a mailed copy of Maryland Medicaid: Long-Term Care and its 2020 Supplement, which retails for $149. Registrants will also have access to a recording of the intensive.

Your Instructors

Ron Landsman
, founder of Landsman Law Group, is a founding member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (1987), selected as a NAELA Fellow (1991), and a member of Board of Directors (2011-2018). He is also active with Special Needs Alliance, LLC, and chairs its amicus committee. He has represented NAELA and/or SNA as amicus in the highest courts of Maryland, Massachusetts, Iowa, Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, and Kentucky, and in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th Circuits.

Jason Frank, CELA and CAP Fellow, is the founder of Frank, Frank & Scherr.  He authored Elder Law in Maryland and Maryland Medicaid: Long Term Care. Mr. Frank co-founded the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. 

Ron and Jason co-founded the First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc., in 2007, and served as its first two presidents. Ron continues to serve on the board.