Unpacking the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act: Trends in Behavioral Health Webinar Series
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Harry Nelson – Founder & Managing Partner, Nelson Hardiman
Chairman, Behavioral Health Association of Providers
Paul D. Gilbert – Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green
There is a confluence of national and local public policy developments regarding mental health, substance use disorders (SUD), and treatment. The federal government, working in partnership with states, addresses behavioral health issues and establishes and enforces minimum standards. States, however, have significant power in making decisions—mental health regulations and available services can look very different from state to state, and even from county to county.
Please join Behavioral Health Association of Providers, Epstein Becker Green, and Nelson Hardiman for a winter/spring webinar series that will address topics highlighting the accelerating legal and policy issues for the behavioral health industry.
Topics for the January 10 session:
The SUPPORT Act takes sweeping aim at the opioid crisis, focusing on numerous aspects of opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery and expanding various types of coverage, use of telemedicine, and electronic prescribing, among other things.
This webinar will highlight important parts of the new law as it pertains to SUD treatment providers and how the law will potentially impact profitability and treatment offerings, including provisions that:
- impose new, criminal penalties for kickbacks in the recovery industry (including what some may feel are common industry practices);
- require a special registration for telemedicine services for patients that lack access to an in-person specialist; and
- partially repeal the restrictions for "Institutions for Mental Disease," allowing Medicare/Medicaid providers with more than 16 beds to treat mental health and SUDs
Have questions? Please contact the presenters or Keith Clarke at [email protected].