Managing partner Harry Nelson will be presenting a webinar on How the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Will Impact Your SUD Treatment Business

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.

“How the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Will Impact Your SUD Treatment Business” 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.