Delivery of Behavioral Health Care Services in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and Advocacy

Webinar (ET)

David Shillcutt, Associate, will co-present "Delivery of Behavioral Health Care Services in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and Advocacy," a webinar hosted by the American Health Law Association (AHLA).

Topics include:

  • Overview of recent regulatory changes and the impact to access, delivery, and payment for mental health and substance use disorders 
    • Professional licensure rules
    • Section 1135 waivers
    • Appendix K under a Section 1915 waiver package
    • HIPAA enforcement waiver, state mental health statutes, and 42 CFR Part 2
    • Executive action to address commercial insurance
    • DEA waiver of in-person assessments
  • Review of ways providers are revising care delivery models in response to the COVID-19-prompted regulatory changes 
    • Immediate impact to telehealth delivery
    • Meeting the demands of the opioid epidemic National Emergency
    • Strategies to address increased behavioral health demands across all patient populations
  • Advocating for additional changes at local, state, and federal levels

For more information, visit DistanceLearning.AmericanHealthLaw.org