Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM PDT
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Nelson Hardiman attorneys Harry Nelson and Kathryn Russo advise a national clientele of addiction treatment providers and other behavioral healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance.  With deep experience representing residential and outpatient treatment centers, sober living and extended care, and mental health facilities and professionals, they offer strategic advice on business strategy, risk management, and a wide range of licensing, operational, and reimbursement issues.


Gina Meyer 
American Addiction Treatment Association 
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WEBINAR: Addiction Treatment and Patient Financial Responsibility 

Join Nelson Hardiman and the American Addiction Treatment Association on May 4th for “Patient Financial Responsibility, Understanding Your Rights and Those of Your Patients.”  Learn more about how drug treatment programs can legally reduce the cost of programs for those with limited financial means.

Overview: Insurance companies expect drug treatment programs to collect money from patients for their financial responsibility under insurance contracts, including deductibles, copays, and coinsurance.  In many cases, patients plagued by addiction do not have the financial ability to pay for the high cost of programs.  Often, treatment centers provide 'program scholarships' or waive a patient's financial responsibility altogether.  However, insurance companies regard this practice as fraudulent.  Operators of drug treatment centers need to understand their rights, as well as the rights of patients.  The public interest is in helping, rather than intimidating, people who need and provide treatment, and providing more information on how people can find insurance coverage and the access to care they need in compliance with the law.  How can drug treatment programs legally reduce the cost of programs for those with limited financial means?  Register today for our webinar and learn more about:

  • Recent trends
  • Understanding insurance companies' fraud and abuse arguments
  • Which fees must be collected
  • Risks involved with waiving fees
  • What practices and procedures raise red flags
  • When and how to utilize a financial hardship waiver
  • How/what prompt payment discounts can be used
  • Strategies for reducing risk within your practice/treatment center

Who will benefit: owners, operators, investors, and employees of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and sober living facilities.  Health professionals, attorneys, marketers, and other professionals who work in addiction treatment will also benefit from this program.