Webinar: How the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Will Impact Your SUD Treatment Business
- Date Recorded: December 13, 2018
- Presenter: Harry Nelson and Andrew Martin
- Length: a little over an hour
- Price: $50.00 (Members receive 15% discount)
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On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill designed to address the current opioid crisis. The Act, which received wide bipartisan support in Congress, is a follow up to the last bipartisan opioid crisis-focused legislation, the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Like CARA, SUPPORT 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. Several aspects of the SUPPORT Act should be of particular note for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, health professionals, and organizations treating people with SUDs.
This webinar will inform you on the most important parts of the new law as it pertains to SUD treatment providers and how the law will potentially impact profitability and treatment offerings. This includes Section 8122 which is aimed at eliminating kickbacks in the recovery industry by imposing criminal penalties, Section 3232 which requires a special registration for telemedicine services for patients that lack access to an in-person specialist, and Section 5052 which partially repeals the restrictions for “Institutions for Mental Disease” allowing Medicare/Medicaid providers more than 16 beds to treat mental health and SUDs.
If you are an SUD treatment provider, there is a potential that the new law will dramatically affect the way that you conduct business. This educational webinar will give you the necessary information that you need to make critical decisions about how your business will function in the future. We will review the law as well as best practices and ethics that are associated with the areas included in the content of the webinar.
Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLC, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.
Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.
Andrew Martin is the former Chief Operating Officer at Behavioral Health Association of Providers (current at the time of recording this webinar).
Andrew’s extensive experience in the addiction treatment industry dates back to 2005 and includes founding and operating Serene Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine with a circulation approaching 30,000 subscribers. He also launched The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference, which delivered high level learning to addiction treatment professionals; developed LocateTreatment.com, a directory of addiction treatment resources and information for the United States and Canada; and spearheaded Serene Center, a 36-bed transitional sober living and outpatient treatment facility for those in early recovery.