Education

Free Webinars

In our Educational offerings, some of our webinars are free. We wanted to make sure you could find these easily. Of course, for NBHAP members, many of our paid webinars are either free or discounted as well.

The webinars are order of the date recorded, with the most recent at the top.

C-ATM Course 14: A New Sheriff in Town: The Groundbreaking Emergence of the FTC in Privacy Enforcement

C-ATM Course 14: A New Sheriff in Town: The Groundbreaking Emergence of the FTC in Privacy Enforcement

  • Date Recorded: June 13, 2023
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson and Adella Katz
  • CE: not eligible for CEs, but eligible for 1 hour C-ATM renewal
  • Price: free

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This webinar will explore the Federal Trade Commission’s role in protecting health information in areas that HIPAA cannot touch, including direct-to-consumer healthcare apps, booming healthcare technology, and even artificial intelligence.

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C-ATM Course 13: How We Got Here: HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2

C-ATM Course 13: How We Got Here: HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2

  • Date Recorded: May 13, 2023
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson and Adella Katz
  • CE: not eligible for CEs, but eligible for 1 hour C-ATM renewal
  • Price: free

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This webinar walks you through the history of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), its substance use disorder information counterpart 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and the federal government’s recent attempt to converge these federal privacy rules after 50 years of silence.

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Webinar: Finding Your Dream Job or Candidate in Behavioral Health

Webinar: Finding Your Dream Job or Candidate in Behavioral Health

  • Date Recorded: July 22, 2021
  • Presenters: Jordan Young and Jamie Vance
  • CE: this webinar is not eligible for CEUs
  • Price: free

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The job search can be tough — no matter if you need a job or have one to fill. This webinar is for both sides. For those looking, you’ll learn best practices for evaluating a job opportunity in behavioral health. For those hiring, you’ll learn how to attract and hire ideal candidates.

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Webinar: Revenue Cycle Management Demystified

Webinar: Revenue Cycle Management Demystified

  • Date Recorded: March 24, 2021
  • Presenters: Peter Walstrom
  • CE: this webinar is not eligible for CEUs
  • Price: free

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Challenge your assumptions about your own billing. This webinar gives you the tools to better understand, evaluate, and manage your revenue cycle, especially the portion paid by medical insurance. This includes an overall understanding of the third-party payor system, a detailed view into the revenue cycle process, including in-house and outsourced scenarios.

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Webinar: Advocacy in 2021: Something Old, Something New

Webinar: Advocacy in 2021: Something Old, Something New

  • Date Recorded: February 2, 2021
  • Presenters: Andrew Kessler
  • CE: eligible for 1 CE
  • Price: free (CE access is $25, and free to BHAP members)

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A new White House administration and a narrowly (yet sharply) divided Congress will make for new opportunities in Washington, but also present challenges. This webinar will examine the top priorities for SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery advocacy, while explaining what our expectations for progress should be.

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Webinar: Successfully Managing A Remote Workforce

Webinar: Successfully Managing A Remote Workforce

  • Date Recorded: August 26, 2020
  • Presenters: Ashley Loeb Blassingame
  • Price: free

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This webinar addresses and give recommendations surrounding best practices to help successfully manage a workforce that has moved from in-office to remote work due to the recent business model changes set into motion by the recent pandemic. Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of how to make simple, yet significant shifts in their team’s workday structure to achieve greater success in communication, engagement, and output.

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Webinar: Preparing to Sell Your Business: Compliance Issues That Will Affect Your Value

Webinar: Preparing to Sell Your Business: Compliance Issues That Will Affect Your Value

  • Date Recorded: June 10, 2020
  • Presenters: Nick Merkin
  • Price: free

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Whether you’re a buyer or seller of an addiction treatment organization, the effectiveness of your compliance infrastructure will be a major driver of the price of the transaction. Join us to learn more about some of the unique features of the behavioral health M&A world and how to approach some of the healthcare-specific focus areas that underlie these deals. Learn practical approaches to compliance elements that will drive value pre- and post-closing.

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Webinar: Establishing A Culture of Data Driven Decisions

Webinar: Establishing A Culture of Data Driven Decisions

  • Date Recorded: May 19, 2020
  • Presenters: Derek Daley and Kristen Francom
  • Price: free

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Learn how to successfully create an environment of gathering outcome data within your program. Derek Daley, founder of Legacy Outdoor Adventure and Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women, has successfully been gathering outcomes data for his programs for over eight years. Kristen Francom represents OutcomeTools from BestNotes. OutcomeTools has pioneered tracking outcomes for behavioral health and addiction treatment programs for the last 15 years.

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Webinar: Help Us Help You Get Paid: Ten Things You Can Start Doing Today to Improve Your Commercial Reimbursement Success

Webinar: Help Us Help You Get Paid: Ten Things You Can Start Doing Today to Improve Your Commercial Reimbursement Success

  • Date Recorded: April 21, 2020
  • Presenters: John A. Mills and Zachary Rothenberg
  • Price: free

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This presentation provides a “Top Ten List” of concrete strategies, tools, and approaches that attendees can implement right away to maximize reimbursement for services rendered, whether to polish the books in anticipation of a transaction or simply to generate additional cash flow going forward.

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Webinar: COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

Webinar: COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

  • Date Recorded: April 1, 2020
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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The most recent legislation aimed at relief for the American economy due to the impact of COVID 19 was a complex piece of legislation that will allocate $2.2 trillion to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. This webinar examines the impact on behavioral health services, the mechanisms for relief, and whether future legislation will be developed.

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Webinar: The SUPPORT Act: Past and Present. Is it the Future?

Webinar: The SUPPORT Act: Past and Present. Is it the Future?

  • Date Recorded: March 11, 2020
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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Much effort went into the creation and passage of the SUPPORT Act of 2018, which was meant to greatly improve the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic. Now that we are a year and a half removed from its passage, and have gone through an entire budget cycle to determine which of its pilot programs will be funded, this webinar will examine how much of the legislation has become reality, and to what extent.

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Webinar: Preparing to Sell Your Behavioral Health Program and What to Expect in the Process

Webinar: Preparing to Sell Your Behavioral Health Program and What to Expect in the Process

  • Date Recorded: February 19, 2020
  • Presenters: Hillel Kamionski and Harry Nelson
  • Price: free

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Selling your behavioral health program can be complicated, frustrating, confusing, and tremendously rewarding. Whether selling the operation, the assets, and/or the property, this webinar will teach you how to prepare for the process, what to watch out for, what areas to avoid, what areas to concentrate on, and how to help the process go smoothly.

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Webinar: 2019 Advocacy Year in Review

Webinar: 2019 Advocacy Year in Review

  • Date Recorded: December 18, 2019
  • Presenter: Andrew Kessler
  • Price: free

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Join us for a webinar that will take a look back at policy advances (and setbacks) in 2019 and set the table for our goals in 2020 and beyond. As the federal government continues to address the opioid epidemic, there remains a multitude of other issues that impact treatment providers and the SUD recovery community. This webinar will examine changes in rules, regulations, and perhaps most importantly, funding, as we look at where we’ve been in order to better determine where we are going!

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Webinar: Simultaneously Building a Strong Relationship with Commercial Insurance Payors and Differentiating Your Treatment Program: Infinity Behavioral IBCN Certificate of Compliance

Webinar: Simultaneously Building a Strong Relationship with Commercial Insurance Payors and Differentiating Your Treatment Program: Infinity Behavioral IBCN Certificate of Compliance

  • Date Recorded: January 9, 2019
  • Presenter: Eloy Paez, Maximilian Sirianni, and Andrew Martin
  • Price: free

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Getting reimbursements from commercial insurance companies can be challenging, especially in the current environment. The treatment provider needs every advantage to maximize reimbursement rates, be paid in a timely fashion, and reduce claim denials. This webinar will inform you about the Infinity Behavioral Healthcare IBCN certificate, which is designed to help with all of these challenges.

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Webinar: Is Your Organization Ready for the Next Steps in Drug Medi-Cal’s ODS Waiver?

Webinar: Is Your Organization Ready for the Next Steps in Drug Medi-Cal’s ODS Waiver?

  • Date Recorded: December 6, 2018
  • Presenters: Kathryn F. Edgerton and Kevin J. Malone
  • Price: free

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With more than one-third of all Californians covered by Medi-Cal, the need to expand access to a fuller continuum of substance use disorder care has become mission critical. This webinar addresses the opportunities and challenges reflected in the rollout of Medi-Cal’s ODS.

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Webinar: How to Avoid Getting Wiped Out by the Wave of Commercial Payor Behavioral Health Audits

Webinar: How to Avoid Getting Wiped Out by the Wave of Commercial Payor Behavioral Health Audits

  • Date Recorded: October 4, 2018
  • Presenters: Paul Gilbert and John Mills
  • Price: free

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This webinar examines the most common issues arising in payor audits (including medical necessity; patient financial responsibility; and other issues asserted to constitute fraud, waste, or abuse) and the common arguments used as grounds for the nonpayment or recoupment of fees by insurers.

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Webinar: Is Your Organization At Risk for Patient Brokering? Preparing for SB1228 and Impeding Changes in California’s Regulation of Addiction Treatment Marketing

Webinar: Is Your Organization At Risk for Patient Brokering? Preparing for SB1228 and Impeding Changes in California’s Regulation of Addiction Treatment Marketing

  • Date Recorded: September 6, 2018
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson and Paul Gilbert
  • Price: free

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This webinar examines the implications of SB1228 and its impending changes to the rules governing marketing practices in residential and outpatient treatment, as well as sober living recovery residences. Also addressed will be problematic current practices and the future of compliant marketing relationships.

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Webinar: Improve Your Bottom Line by Proving How Effective Your Treatment Is

Webinar: Improve Your Bottom Line by Proving How Effective Your Treatment Is

  • Date Recorded: April 4, 2018
  • Presenter: Joanna Conti
  • Price: free

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Is your program getting squeezed by declining payer reimbursements and higher healthcare plan deductibles? Break out of the race for survival by proving how effective your program is on the metric that matters most -– how many of your patients are in active recovery one-year post-treatment? Strong results will allow you to attract more clients, negotiate higher reimbursement rates and take advantage of exciting value-based contracting opportunities.

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Webinar: Florida Model in California? The Do’s, the Don’ts, and the Other

Webinar: Florida Model in California? The Do’s, the Don’ts, and the Other

  • Date Recorded: December 14, 2016
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson and Dave Sheridan
  • Price: free

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The “Florida Model” — the practice of combining unlicensed sober living with outpatient programs — has proliferated in California, even over the objections of regulators that the combination of these services violates California law. What does the law actually provide? When is it a problem to integrate unlicensed sober living with outpatient addiction treatment? Will we see legislative solutions to clarify or limit these practices? This website will clarify one of the most confusing topics in California and elsewhere.

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Webinar: The Intersection of Practice of Medicine and Drug Rehab: Navigating Changing Laws

Webinar: The Intersection of Practice of Medicine and Drug Rehab: Navigating Changing Laws

  • Date Recorded: September 7, 2016
  • Presenters: Harry Nelson
  • Price: free

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The Stone Act (AB 848) provides a critical CPOM exception allowing for intervention overlap in certain medical services. Its very existence acknowledges that, in particular circumstances and for specific reasons, the collaboration between physician and treatment program protects the patient more than separation does. This webinar delves into this important exception to California’s corporate practice of medicine doctrine.

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