Monday, July 10, 2017
A wonderful human being and dear friend, Chip Chiplin has died after a long illness. Chip was just the best; there are not enough superlatives to describe him. He tirelessly advocated for elders, especially Medicare beneficiaries. I was so lucky to know him. Here is his bio:
Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Esq. is a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. in its Washington, DC office. His practice is devoted primarily to health care matters, with a concentration on Medicare and managed care coverage and appeal issues. He is also a specialist in legal assistance development and services under the Older Americans Act. Mr. Chiplin served as a consulting attorney with the Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care and, for over 10 years, as a staff attorney for the National Senior Citizens Law Center, where he focused on the Medicare program and on developments in managed care. He also coordinated Older Americans Act programs for the National Senior Citizens Law Center, including planning and developing the annual Joint Conference on Law and Aging (JCLA). He currently serves on the planning committee for the annual National Aging and Law Conference. Mr. Chiplin is the immediate past chair of the Public Advisory Group (PAG) of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of health care Organizations (JCAHO). Along with Judith A. Stein, Mr. Chiplin is co-editor-in-chief of the Medicare Handbook (Aspen Publishers, Inc., updated annually).
Mr. Chiplin received his J.D. degree from the George Washington University and his M. Div. from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a former member of its board of directors, including its executive committee. He is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), and served on its "Medicare and Markets" study panel.