Webinar: Recent Development in the Mental Health Parity Laws: What You Need to Know for Improving Reimbursement
In the past several years, there have been significant efforts at both the state and federal level to strengthen mental health parity legislation. For example, California Senate Bill 855 requires certain health plans and insurers to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder ("SUD") services. At the federal level, Congress recently enacted the Strengthening Behavioral Health Parity Act, which takes an important step towards strengthening parity requirements concerning non-quantitative treatment limitations in federally regulated health plans.
This CE-based webinar delves into the most notable existing and prospective legislation, with an emphasis on California's SB 855. The presenters address the expansion of mental health coverage, the limitations on utilization review, the new requirement on payers to arrange for out-of-network services and other changes that improve the likelihood that SUD providers can get paid for their services. The presenters discuss the ongoing and anticipated disputes and lawsuits arising from the new legislation.
As attorneys dedicated to helping providers get reimbursed for their services, the presenters also will discuss key steps that providers can take now to leverage the parity legislation and other legal developments to maximize their reimbursement from commercial health plans and insurers.
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.
Nelson Hardiman is the largest healthcare specialty law firm in Los Angeles. Their attorneys represent health care providers, including hospitals, in California and throughout the U.S. Their team delivers on-target results to meet your needs in the complex arena of today’s healthcare laws and regulations.
John A. Mills
John A. Mills is a partner at the healthcare law firm Nelson Hardiman.
John's regulatory compliance work focuses on key issues facing providers that could potentially impede their business operations. He advises clients on managed care and ERISA compliance, voluntary disclosures of possible Medicare over-payments, medical staff and peer review, analysis of business arrangements to ensure compliance with the anti-kickback and Stark laws, and provides regulatory guidance to covered entities and contract pharmacies in connection with the federal 340B program.
Zachary Rothenberg is a partner at Nelson Hardiman, LLC.
Zach has a breadth of knowledge in the behavioral health space. He advises drug rehabilitation facilities on land use, advocating for clients where administrative actions challenge zoning laws, attempting to prevent facilities from operating in their existing location. He litigates out-of-network and in-network reimbursement cases on behalf of addiction treatment facilities and responds to special investigation audits. He has also advised on labor and employment defense matters including those related to racial discrimination, wrongful termination, wage & hour disputes, and retaliation. Clients have come to rely on his insight regarding employee handbooks and labor code issues.
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A national membership association that provides education and advocacy for those in the behavioral health and addiction treatment industries.
We are the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.