Working with Consumers to Navigate Medicare Part D

Working with Consumers to Navigate Medicare Part D


Wednesday, March 31, 1:30 PM CDT (lasts approximately 1 hour)

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Program Description:

This presentation will provide an overview of the Medicare Part D program and how its implementation has affected adults with mental illness. Advantages and disadvantages to Part D, as compared to Medicaid, will be discussed. Participants will learn about the role that social workers and other health professionals have played in helping Medicare beneficiaries with mental illness to utilize this important program. Helpful hints for making sure that mental health consumers get what they need from Medicare Part D, as well as program pitfalls to be avoided, will be discussed.

Program Presenter:

Melissa Hensley ,is a clinical social worker and a doctoral candidate at the Brown School of Social Work. She is a prior recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Pre-Doctoral Fellowship as well as a past participant in the Washington University School of Medicine Pre-Doctoral Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program.

Ms. Hensley’s clinical and research interests focus on adults with severe and persistent mental illness and the effect of changes in health care policy on their well-being. She spent five years as the Group Home Director at Places for People, Inc., where she worked with adults with schizophrenia and other severe psychiatric disorders. Her dissertation research centers on the impact of the Medicare prescription drug program on adults with mental illness.

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Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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