Webinar: Around the Horn: Key Legal Topics in Behavioral Health
- Date Recorded: September 14, 2021
- Length: about 1 hour
- Presenters: Walter Boone, Bea Tolsdorf, Christina Marie Nuñez, and M. Patrick Everman
- CE: eligible for 1 CE
- Price: $50.00 (Members receive 50% discount)
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This one-hour webinar gives a brief understanding of various legal topics that are trending in the behavioral health industry.
Walter Boone discusses the current litigation of opioid litigation. The largest litigation in the nation’s history, this has produced billions in settlements by opioid manufacturers and distributors. He will report on the progress, including major settlements, fund disbursement, culture trends, and upcoming trials.
In our second segment, “Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Reimbursement Related to Substance Abuse Services”, Bea Tolsdorf presents the trends related to coverage of substance abuse services. If your facility provides services that are potentially reimbursable by Medicaid or another third-party payor source, you’ll need to know the rules and requirements related to receiving this reimbursement. She will outline how inpatient and outpatient substance abuse services are covered, and what trends are happening.
Next up is Christina Marie Nuñez and “Defining the (Work) Relationship: Entering into Agreements with Employees”. Do you have written agreements with every employee? If so, what do they say? Are they a standard form or unique? Christina provides an overview of the types of agreements that may be applicable to common types of workplace arrangements in the behavioral health setting as well as key components and practical provisions of each agreement.
The final segment of the webinar is on keys to consider for a successful business structure. Starting a new business is exciting, but requires you and your new business partners to make a lot of decisions fast. M. Patrick Everman outlines the importance in planning and implementing successful organizational structures, operating agreements, and management agreements. It gives you an overview of the issues you may face, the choices you may have, and the correct way to approach them.
Continuing Education Information
This webinar will provide 1 CEU.
CEs will only be available free to those who attend the live webinar. Attendance will be monitored.
In order to complete the CE requirements, attendees must complete the test. You have only two attempts. More information on BHAP’s CEs can be found here.
Behavioral Health Association of Providers is a national trade membership association that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities. Formerly known as the American Addiction Treatment Association, BHAP is the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.
Balch & Bingham LLP is a full service law firm recognized for its exceptional understanding of regulated industries, including the behavioral health industry, and its deep experience serving them across a full range of practice areas. Balch & Bingham LLP has formed an inter-disciplinary practice team focused on anticipating and meeting the broad range of needs in the behavioral health industry.
Walter Boone leads Balch & Bingham, LLP’s multi-disciplinary practice group focused on the behavioral health industry.
For the last five years, that practice group has brought together the best of the firm’s experts in the fields of healthcare, transactions, labor & employment, and litigation to package a full-service approach to solve the problems facing the behavioral health industry. Walter and the Balch team represent a wide range of facilities, practitioners, and leaders in the behavioral health industry.
Bea Tolsdorf focuses on healthcare regulatory and compliance work.
Bea provides advice to clients ranging from individual practitioners to large hospital systems on a wide variety of issues including Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, issues related to certificate of need, federal and state licensure and certification, professional board licensure, audits, and compliance issues such as HIPAA, the False Claims Act, Stark, and Anti-Kickback. She makes it a top priority to get to know her clients and the issues that they face in the ever-evolving world of healthcare.
Christina Marie Nuñez
Christina Marie Nuñez is a member of Balch & Bingham in the Health Law and Corporate practice groups. She graduated from Mississippi College School of Law after completing her Masters of Biology also at Mississippi College.
Christina planned and moderated the 2020 Mississippi College Law Review Symposium entitled “The Opioid Crisis: An Epidemic Explained”. This multi-part symposium featured lawyers, medical professionals, healthcare administrators, and recovery specialists who spoke on the evolution of the opioid crisis in America and the reverberating effects of the opioid crisis from a legal, medical, community, and personal perspective. Christina worked for UMMC in the pathology department and has experience in a variety of healthcare settings including interning at UCL Hospital in London in the Accident and Emergency Department while completing a comparative health policy program.
M. Patrick Everman
M. Patrick Everman is in Balch & Bingham’s Labor & Employment division.
Patrick’s corporate-driven practice focuses mainly on corporate and real estate transactions, including corporate formations, structures, governance and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly represents both large and small entities, including those in the behavioral health industries.